Road Closure in Place, due to Birken-area Landslide Risk
The SLRD has issued an Evacuation ORDER for a number of properties in Birken, due to landslide risk. Members of the Pemberton RCMP detachment are assisting with this Order.
The road from Birken to D’Arcy through the evacuation order area will be closed for ALL BUT ESSENTIAL TRAVEL only, due to landslide risk. Traffic control points will be in place.
Passage through the closure area will be permitted, with no stopping, for emergency response vehicles and local residents outside the evacuation order area who require travel through the closure for essential purposes only.
A geotechnical assessment is required before the road can reopen, and this is anticipated to be Thursday as it requires an aerial survey and conditions suitable for a helicopter to get up for this purpose.
Details on the Evacuation ORDER: https://bit.ly/3o9Hpnz