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Keremeos residents hear sound of rockslide

Highway 3 at Keremeos Bypass Rd, looking west.
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A rockslide just outside of Keremeos last night caused some concern for residents.

Jag Sumal, who lives near where the slide occurred, said he was at home at roughly 9:20 p.m. last night, Feb. 27, when he heard rocks falling for several minutes.

The slide occurred directly across from the Fas Gas Plus gas station along Highway 3.

“It didn’t last very long, I don’t think it was very big but it was in the dark and the noise of rocks falling is still scary,” he said.

This morning, he didn’t notice any rocks on the road or see the slide.

“They happen a couple times a year at least. They don’t really come down towards the highway that much, there’s a pretty good berm and barrier where they’d stop,” he said, adding he wasn’t sure where the rocks came down.

Drive B.C. is warning residents in the area to watch for rocks falling, roughly two kilometres west of Keremeos, between Ashnola Road and 10 Avenue.

The Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Transportation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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