Old Fort landslide triggers another

The Old Fort landslide has grown to an estimated five million cubic metres and growing, and has helped trigger another.

"The area west of the current slide affecting the road is an old landslide that has reactivated and is now moving," the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure reports.

"Visible cracks have been observed and at least one property has reported some driveway and wall cracking – that landowner is proceeding to evacuate. All other properties are unaffected at this time."

7605 Old Fort Road, previously under evacuation alert, has been ordered to evacuate. 7583 Old Fort Road and 7587 Old Fort Road remain on alert with the rest of the Old Fort community.

The ministry says it's unable to confirm a timeline of when the hillside above Old Fort will stop moving after the slide began sometime overnight on Sept. 30.

The slide activity is being monitored daily and the road will be re-established when it is safe to do so, the ministry says.

Drinking water on its way

Meanwhile, Old Fort residents can pick up water at Gord Pardy’s house after 1:30 p.m.

The Peace River Regional District is continuing to work towards bringing a water source down to the community.

A water taxi and bus shuttle service has been established for residents to get in and out of the community via the Peace River to Taylor and Fort St. John.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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Old Fort landslide, Oct. 3, 2018. Supplied Photo
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Old Fort landslide, Oct. 3, 2018. Supplied Photo

 

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Old Fort landslide, Oct. 3, 2018. Supplied Photo

 

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Old Fort landslide, Oct. 1, 2018. - YRB North Peace

 

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Old Fort landslide, Oct. 1, 2018. - YRB North Peace

 

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Old Fort landslide, Sept. 30, 2018. - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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