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Evacuation order

An evacuation order remains in place for residents living near McIntyre Creek, north of Salmon Arm.

The Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) first made its announcement Wednesday night after a debris flow damaged a portion of Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road, located 15 kilometres from the TransCanada Highway.

According to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the evacuation is continuing due to uncertainty of debris stability, coupled with a 10-12 milimetres of additional rain forecasted for the area.

The evacuation notice affects residents living 50 metres on either side of McIntyre Creek and Cathy Semchuk with SEP says that seven homes have been evacuated.

Anyone requiring emergency support services can contact the reception centre at #2-480 Harbour Front Drive NE, Salmon Arm.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure continue their work to repair the damaged road, which will remain closed for a period of time.

The public is asked to stay away from the area and the Shuswap Emergency Program will continue to provide updates.

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