Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are currently working to create a temporary single lane detour re-route along Eagle Bay Road in the area affected by a washout yesterday afternoon.
There is currently no definitive time for the detour re-route to be completed and further information will be provided from Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure once it becomes available.
Members of the public are reminded to avoid the area.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Shuswap Emergency Program continues to support a road washout incident in the area of 6111 Eagle Bay Road.
At approximately 3:30 PM a sudden substantial increase in creek flow overwhelmed a culvert near 6111 Eagle Bay Road causing water to flow over the road and along the adjacent ditch. The creek has completely compromised the road resulting in a road closure.
A preliminary geotechnical assessment has been conducted by helicopter on Thursday evening. Further earthworks are required to stabilize the upland area to mitigate water flow prior to a detour route being safely constructed. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure crews are expected to begin works on Friday morning.
Eagle Bay Road will remain closed until further notice. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.
Residents seeking information or requiring Emergency Support Services are advised to contact the Emergency Operations Centre directly at 250.517.8071.
Please contact 9-1-1 if RCMP, Ambulance or Fire services are required.
Further updates will be provided as soon as information becomes available.
Please visit the CSRD website at www.csrd.bc.ca for information updates.
For further information please contact
Ryan Nitchie, Information Officer
Shuswap Emergency Program