The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has issued an evacuation order for approximately 9 residences in the Mountain View Road area near McBride as a result of debris flow along Willox Creek on Sunday, July 4. (Regional District of Fraser-Fort George supplied photo)

Regional district issues evacuation order for 9 residences near McBride

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George issued the order on Sunday, July 4

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG) has issued an evacuation order for approximately 9 residences in the Mountain View Road area near McBride on Sunday, July 4.

According to a release from the RDFFG, the order has been issued as a result of debris flow along Willox Creek that occurred in the early hours of Saturday July 4.

“The public is asked to stay away from the incident site and are reminded to exercise extreme caution near rivers and streams,” states the release. “High water-flows can cause bank erosion and instability including debris flow, and currents in the river can be volatile and unpredictable. Please avoid all rivers, streams and water bodies with rising levels.”

The RDFFG is asking that individuals in the evacuation order area leave the area immediately. They are also required to register with the Regional District by calling 250-960-4400 or 1-800-667-1959.

READ MORE: Evacuation alert issued for approximately 70 homes near the McBride



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