148 homes under evac alert

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has expanded an evacuation alert to 148 properties north of Oliver due to the potential of a debris flow.

The alert includes 16 homes already under alert in the Sportmens Bowl Rd. area.

“A dam and a culvert above Secrest Hill Rd are in danger of releasing water and debris into Sportmens Bowl Rd., across Highway 97 and down Park Rill Creek for several kilometres,” the evacuation alert reads.

A full list of impacted addresses can be found here. Properties include homes on parts or all of overt Pl, Highway 97, Horsetail Rd, Island Rd, Knight Rd, Pampas Grass Way, Park Rill Rd, River Rd, Secrest Hill Rd, Sitka Rd, Sportsmens Bowl Rd, Test Orchard Rd and Wheatgrass Rd.

A local state of emergency has also been expanded to all of Electoral Area “C”.

“Highway 97 has not been closed and no residents are being asked to leave their homes at this time but this could change,” the alert states.

Another 16 homes around Green Lake, near Okanagan Falls, remain on evacuation alert due to high waters there.

The RDOS Emergency Operations Centre can be reached at at 250-490-4225

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