Kelowna fire department tends to minor mud slide

Kelowna Fire Department and city crews responded to a minor mud slide on Shayler Road on Saturday afternoon.

  • Feb. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Kelowna Fire Department and city crews responded to a minor mud slide on Shayler Road on Monday afternoon.

Upon arrival the crews noticed that the debris had covered two-thirds of the roadway, said Tim Light, platoon captain of the Kelowna Fire Department.

“Water was still flowing in the area of the slide so GEID (Glenmore Ellison Irrigation District) personnel were called to the scene,” Light said.

Upon their arrival crews did a residual chlorine check and found that the water did contain some chlorine. They remain on scene checking for any leaks in the waterlines.

“City crews also remain on scene to complete the clean up and reopen the road to two lane traffic,” he said.

Ministry of Environment as well as PEP were notified of the situation.

No houses were in danger and no one had to be evacuated.

 

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