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Evacuation order continues

Weather is complicating the risk assessment process in the Shuswap as officials try to update an evacuation order for McIntyre Creek.

A mudslide over Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on Wednesday led to seven properties being evacuated.

Cathy Semchuk with the Shuswap Emergency Management program says rainy weather and snow-melting conditions in the forecast are complicating the risk assessment.

Semchuk says an evacuation order remains in effect.

A geomorphologist is on site today trying to figure out the likelihood of another debris flow. (CFJC)

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