Slide poses risk to Quesnel residents

Residents urged to stay clear from Baker Creek after landslide.

  • Jul. 20, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Residents are urged to stay away from Baker Creek until further notice after a landslidetook place near Pinnacles Provincial Park.The slide, about three kilometres upstream from the mouth of the Fraser River, was reported on Tuesdayevening. Over the past few days, flow on the creek has been reduced by close to 70 percent, creating arisk of a potential flash flood. The creek may appear to be at a low level downstream of the slide; this isdeceiving and may change rapidly.The City of Quesnel has declared a State of Local Emergency, a measure that helps the City quickly do workneeded to protect homes, businesses, and infrastructure. The City is working closely with EmergencyManagement BC to monitor the situation and will provide updates.Check Observer online and in print for updates.

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