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UPDATED: Deer Park Forest Road closed

Deer Park forest service road has been closed after heavy water flow caused part of the road to slide into the lake at kilometre 7.2 on Sunday.

The road has been deemed unsafe for travel by a geotechnical expert.

Regional fire chief Andrew Bellerby says 18 full time residents of Deer Park are affected, as are property owners in Renata.

Bellerby says it’s just one of about 20 flood and slide-related issues around the region, although it’s the most dramatic.

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On Sunday, a small landslide at New Denver forced a family to evacuate their home.

But emergency co-ordinator Nora Hannan says they’ve since been allowed to return.

Hannan says some clean-up may be required as the slide crossed a driveway.

These incidents and others prompted the RDCK to activate its emergency operations centre on Monday evening.

You’re asked to stay alert for any flooding or sliding and report any debris indicators or hazards.

Contact your local emergency program coordinator for sand and sandbags.

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