UPDATE: Traffic returns to normal after mudslide in Peachland
Adam Proskiw - Reporter
A mudslide south of Peachland has reduced traffic on Highway 97 to single lane alternating, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
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January 06, 2017 - 2:55 PM
PEACHLAND - Traffic is back to normal after a mudslide in Peachland reduced traffic on Highway 97 to single lane alternating yesterday.
The District of Peachland said last night the slide area is stabilized and staff are monitoring the situation. Power was restored to most customers but some residents in the area are being asked to reduce water and sewer use.
The slide happened just north of Antlers Beach and extended up a steep bank to Renfrew Road.
Emergency crews and equipment were on the scene, along with geotechnical engineers, according to an earlier City of Peachland media release. No homes were threatened and no one was hurt.
“The slide has ruptured a sewer main in the same location, and BC Hydro crews are on site monitoring a power pole that has been undermined,” the release says.
Residents in the area are being urged by the district to reduce what they are sending to the sewer system with minimal toilet flushing, no showers and overall reducing how much water they use until further notice.
Updates will be posted to the District of Peachland website.
Check Drive B.C. for the latest information on road closures, incidents and construction.
— This story was updated at 2:50 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 to include information from the District of Peachland.
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