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Old Fort Road near Fort St. John remains closed

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is alerting travellers and residents that Old Fort Road remains closed until further notice.

The ministry detected localized ground movement on Old Fort Road on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at approximately 7 p.m. There was no ground movement detected near residents. A slow-moving landslide has occurred on Old Fort Road.

As a precaution, the ministry has closed Old Fort Road to all but emergency vehicles. Construction equipment, maintenance contractor staff and ministry technical staff remain on site.

The ministry will continue to work with its partners and the community in monitoring the situation. Geotechnical professionals remain on site and assessments are underway.

Residents are asked to report any signs of slide movement or incidents to the local maintenance contractor, Dawson Road Maintenance Ltd., which can be reached 24/7 at its emergency line: 1 800 842-4122.

The Peace River Regional District is providing frequent updates for residents at: https://prrd.bc.ca/

It has issued an evacuation alert: https://prrd.bc.ca/evacuation-alert-old-fort-area/

For updates on road conditions, people are reminded to check @DriveBC on Twitter or: www.DriveBC.ca

 

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