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Rail trail north of Princeton closed due to slide

The Trans Canada - Kettle Valley rail trail between Princeton and Coalmont has been closed by a slide. The map above, indicates the location of the slide area.
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March 31, 2015 - 12:42 PM

PENTICTON - The Trans Canada Trail and Kettle Valley Rail Trail has been closed until further notice between Princeton and Coalmont.

A large rockslide came down on the former rail bed approximately 10 kilometres west of Princeton at the 125 kilometre marker of the Trans Canada Trail.

Deemed unsafe for recreational use, the trail is impassible at the slide site, resulting in the closure of that section between Princeton and Coalmont to all users, until further notice.

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, the Vermillion Trails Society and Recreation Sites and Trails B.C. are working together to repair and re-open the trail. Stability assessments of the area is currently underway.

Signs warning users of the closure will be installed along the trail, which will re-open when it is considered safe. Further repairs have been scheduled for completion this summer.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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