Old Fort evacuation alert expanded

The Peace River Regional District has expanded an evacuation alert for properties on the 240 and 265 Roads south of Fort St. John due to the ongoing Old Fort landslide.

Affected properties include:

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  • 7131 265 Road
  • 7219 265 Road
  • 9808 240 Road
  • 9840 240 Road
  • 9860 240 Road
  • 9878 240 Road
  • 9914 240 Road
  • 9936 240 Road
  • 9940 240 Road 

The regional district says the evacuation alert was expanded based recommendations from Westrek Geotechnical Services Ltd. based observations of increased signs of instability near the head scarp of the west, main and east slides, where tension cracks are being observed further up the gully. As such, the risk to the surrounding properties near the slides has increased and have been placed on alert.

LiDAR survey data continues to be collected, the regional district says.

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Old Fort landslide evacuation alert, Oct. 10, 2018.
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