Old Fort evacuation alert cancelled

The Peace River Regional District has cancelled the evacuation alert for the Old Fort subdivision.

The community has been on alert since June 20, after a landslide reactivated and destroyed the only road in and out of the community. Road access was fully restored July 16.

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The regional district is maintaining an evacuation alert for 7711 Old Fort Road just west of the landslide, due to a potential risk and proximity of the property to the landslide.

The alert says there is still "surficial movement of material on the slope above this house outside of the original slide area of the landslides in 2018. This is a precautionary measure because it is unknown at this time how or if the older slide will have any affect on this newer movement."

The alert says those residents should be prepared to evacuate their property on short notice if the situation worsens.

The landslide restarted June 18, almost two years after it first slipped in fall 2018.

See more from this year's landslide in the gallery below.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca

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