A slide immediately south of New Denver has cut off access to five or six homes in the vicinity of 6934 Highway 6.

Deer Park Forestry Service Road closure extended, slide south of New Denver

The Deer Park Forestry Service Road road closure has been extended until next week; a slide south of New Denver has cut off access to homes.

  • Mar. 23, 2017 8:00 a.m.

The Deer Park Forestry Service Road will remain closed until at least Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. The road was closed after heavy water flow caused part of the road to slide into the lake at kilometer 7.2. The road has been deemed unsafe for vehicular travel by a geotechnical expert.

Eighteen full-time residents of Deer Park are affected by the closure, as are property owners in Renata.

“The RDCK is currently working with Deer Park residents and emergency social services personnel to assist the community with any help it may need,” says Andrew Bellerby, EOC director and general manager of Fire and Emergency Services. “Our public’s safety is paramount.”

Once the damage to the road has been remediated and declared safe for travel, the RDCK will update the public.

Slide south of New Denver cuts off access to homes

A slide immediately south of New Denver has cut off access to five or six homes in the vicinity of 6934 Highway 6.

The slide has crossed a private road and slid within 25 feet of Highway 6 but has not reached the corridor.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has dispatched a geotechnical expert to access the slope to determine stability.

Current estimates are that up to 200 tandem truckloads of material will need to be removed from the site in order to restore access to the residences.

No one has been injured nor have any structures been damaged.

RDCK emergency management personnel are onsite; updates will be provided as available.

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