The debris flood incident on Mountain View Road at Willox Creek near McBride continues to be monitored and assessed by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Emergency Management BC and other Ministries.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure advises that there is no estimated time for re-opening the roadway.
Any residents in the Mountain View Road area west of the hazard site are advised to continue to shelter in place until a further update is provided. Sheltering in place requires:
- Avoiding the hazard area
- Remaining in a secure location
- Checking in on neighbors
- Keeping calm and alert
- Monitoring the Regional District website at www.rdffg.bc.ca for further information
The Regional District has contacted residents sheltering in place to assess their needs. If any residents’ situations change and they are feeling vulnerable, they are asked to contact the regional district’s Emergency Operations Centre for further assistance by calling 250-960-4400 or 1-800-667-1959. Nighttime emergency medical response may be delayed. Should any resident experience a medical emergency overnight, they are advised to call 9-1-1 immediately.
All residents, including those residing within the area on evacuation order and those residing west of the hazard site, must comply with the evacuation order and should not trespass in the area. The evacuation order is in place to keep residents safe. More debris events are probable, and they can be fast moving, volatile and unpredictable.