UPDATE: Crews working to reopen road, restore power for North Okanagan residents impacted by landslide - InfoNews

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UPDATE: Crews working to reopen road, restore power for North Okanagan residents impacted by landslide

A landslide on Eastside Road April 10, 2018 in Vernon.
Image Credit: City of Vernon
April 10, 2018 - 4:02 PM

VERNON - A landslide damaged one property and left numerous residents without power this morning in Vernon.

The slide happened Tuesday morning, April 10, at 9185 Eastside Road, the City of Vernon says in a media release. There are no injuries reported, however one home was damaged and hydro was lost to numerous residences in the area.

Eastside Road was closed for much of the day on Tuesday, but as of 3 p.m., city staff had cleared the debris and hydro crews were working to restore power to the area. One-way alternating traffic is expected to start at 4 p.m. today using either Eastside Road or Kokanee Road, depending on how the clean-up progresses, the city states. Drivers are asked to follow the instructions of traffic control on the scene.

The goal is to restore electricity to homes by 7 p.m. this evening, the city says. A preliminary onsite inspection by a geotechnical engineer indicates that the banks are stable. 

"The landslide was likely caused by natural drainage of surface and ground water," the city says. 

An emergency evacuation route was established earlier on in the day for residents south of the landslide. The route is between Kokanee Road and Eastside Road. You can sign up to receive automatic updates from the City of Vernon here.

— This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. April 10, 2018 to include the latest information on the slide. 

— This story was updated at 9:36 a.m. April 10, 2018 to change the main photo. 

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