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UPDATED: Evacuation Order reduced to one property on Little Slocan South Road

Regional District of Central Kootenay
By Regional District of Central Kootenay
May 3rd, 2023

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has reduced the Evacuation Order on Little Slocan South Road in the community of Vallican in Electoral Area H to one property.

In a media release Wednesday, the RDCK EOC said the decision was based on the recommendation from qualified professionals who have assessed the landslide hazard.

The RDCK EOC said the other two properties that were previously on Evacuation Order have been reduced to an Evacuation Alert.

"Due to the damage to (the) Little Slocan South Road the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has closed the road until further notice," the RDCK media release said.

"Based on the challenges with water and debris, the repairs could continue through the next couple of days.

The RDCK said that the situation will be reassessed on a daily basis.

If residents have further questions about the road they can contact MOTI at 250.354.6400. For residents stranded on Little Slocan South Road and in need of support please contact the RDCK EOC at 250.352.7701 or email EOCops@rdck.bc.ca.

In total there are three properties on Evacuation Alert. 

Evacuation Order Properties

  • 3355 Little Slocan South Road

Evacuation Alert Properties

  • 3300 Little Slocan South Road
  • 3360 Little Slocan South Road
  • 3364 Little Slocan South Road

The RDCK EOC said the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is currently working on clearing and repairing the road, with the expectation to open later Wednesday for local traffic only.

RDCK EOC issues Evacuation Order following landslide on Little Slocan South Road

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued an Evacuation Order for three properties on Little Slocan South Road, in the community of Vallican in Electoral Area H, due to a landslide.

The RDCK added that an Evacuation Alert has been issued for an additional five properties on Little Slocan South Road. See map of the Evacuation Order area below.

Evacuation Order Properties

  • 3300 Little Slocan South Road
  • 3355 Little Slocan South Road
  • 3360 Little Slocan South Road

Evacuation Alert Properties

  • 3279 Little Slocan South Road
  • 3290 Little Slocan South Road
  • 3301 Little Slocan South Road
  • 3364 Little Slocan South Road
  • 3465 Little Slocan South Road

“Due to darkness, a full assessment of the area by a geotechnical engineer via helicopter will not be able to be completed until tomorrow morning,” said Stephane Coutu, RDCK EOC Director.

“As a result we have issued the Evacuation Order for three properties and Little Slocan South Road will be closed in both directions until further notice.”

Residents are required to leave the Evacuation Order area immediately. Emergency Support Services are being provided for the three properties that have been evacuated.

Access to the Evacuation Order area is being controlled. Residents will not be permitted to return to their home during an Evacuation Order unless it is safe to do so and you have been given permission by local officials and emergency personnel.

To report further landslide activity in the area, please call the provincial emergency coordination centre at 1.800.663.3456.

Updates or changes to the Evacuation Order will be provided via the RDCK websiteFacebook and Twitter as more information becomes available.

For details about evacuation and emergency preparedness, along with other resources, please visit www.rdck.ca/eocinfo. The RDCK EOC public inquiry line is 250.352.7701.

For more emergency about evacuations and emergency preparedness, along with other resources:

Current RDCK Evacuation Alerts, Orders and Rescinds or call 250.352.7701

Report flooding or any new hazards to the 24-hour toll-free provincial emergency number at 1.800.663.3456.

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