Washout closes portion of Westside Road

Washout closes portion of Westside Road

An update is expected at noon. No detours are available.

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Westside Road is closed in both directions three kilometres north of Fintry because of a wash out. No detours are available.

An assessment is in progress and the next update is expected at noon.

This comes in addition to the evacuation orders for two Westside Road properties located between Killiney Beach and Fintry.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is assessing safety and slope stability this morning to determine whether the road can be reopened and what repairs will be needed to stabilize the road.

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A State of Emergency was declared by the Regional District of Central Okanagan to give crews access to specific private properties to protect public infrastructure. As well, evacuation alerts for two properties in Ewing’s Landing have been upgraded to an Evacuation Order, according to a Central Okanagan Emergency Operations release.

The two Ewing’s Landing properties currently under Evacuation Order are 8645 N Westside Road and 8635 Westside Road.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is working on repairs to stabilize Westside Road after a landslide Tuesday morning affected the road.

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