Soil unstable, home emptied

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen says a home along Green Mountain Road has been evacuated after cracks in the soil above the dwelling were discovered.

The RDOS has issued a local state of emergency for a part of Green Mountain Road in the Farleigh Lake area and called in geotechnical engineers to assess the situation.

“The RDOS Emergency Operations Centre has identified Farleigh Lake and the area of Green Mountain Road as an ongoing area of concern,” an RDOS alert states.

“Record high snowpack has a high potential of creating further slope instability and flooding in the area. Residents are advised to monitor their properties and any slopes that may have the potential to run onto their properties.”

Castanet News has heard concerns from other residents this week worried about the recent condition of other sections of Green Mountain Road and will be sending a reporter to the area.

The evacuated family is being accommodated by emergency social services in a nearby hotel.

The local state of emergency will be re-evaluated once the geotechnical report is complete.

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