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Landslide in B.C. Interior causes closure of KVR Trail

Monday, April 27th 2020, 3:58 pm - Officials are asking individuals to refrain from visiting the site after several individuals posted images of the landslide on social media.

A landslide that occurred between Princeton and Summerland on Saturday, April 25th has washed out a section of the KVR Trail, which will remain closed until further notice.

The incident was reported just after 7:00 am on Saturday near the intersection of Shinish Creek Road and BC Highway #40 Princeton-Summerland Road, in Electoral Area H.

kvr trail bc Credit: RDOS EOC

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) and local fire departments are asking individuals to stay away from the site since it is currently not safe to visit.

“It has been very unsettling to see many posts on social media from people wanting to explore the slide site at 33K on the KVR. While we understand people's curiosity, the site is NOT accessible and the area is unstable and very dangerous,” the Erris Volunteer Fire Association's Facebook post states.

BC LANDSLIDE

The press release from RDOS EOC says that the damaged section is roughly 70 metres in length and there are no reports of injuries or damage to structures as a result of the debris slide. Crews will be assessing the damage over the next few days.

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