PRRD issues evacuation order due to Sukunka landslide

The Peace River Regional District has ordered an evacuation order for the house and surrounding area at 8657 Highway 29 South in Area E, between Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge, due to to immediate danger to life safety due to a landslide.

The lanslide landslide impacting the property and officials believe that there is an imminent threat to life and property.

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"Members of the Chetwynd Fire Department will be expediting this action," reads the notice. "There will be not entry to the property while the Evacuation Order is in place."

The residents had self-evacuated on Saturday, but the District formally issued the notice today.

PRRD officials say they are working with EMBC and other agencies to determine the next steps.

For more information contact the Peace River Regional District at 250 784-3200. 

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