Kelowna residents to return home following deadly crane collapse

Crane evac order lifted

With the collapsed crane at the construction site in downtown Kelowna safely disassembled, the evacuation order and local state of emergency issued in response to the crane collapse have been lifted.

The Central Emergency Operations centre says while the evacuation order for 1450 Bertram Street has been lifted, residents should prepare to re-enter the building after 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 to allow time for ongoing restoration work.

The conditions and logistics associated with re-entry are being managed by the property management group for that address.

Power and gas have been restored to all properties with the exception of gas at 1449 St. Paul.

CORD says the building was physically impacted by the crane collapse and is undergoing a structural survey by the building owner and remains closed at this time.

For up-to-date information on the situation visit cordemergency.ca.

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