UPDATE: Peachland state of emergency rescinded

Megan Trudeau | June 11, 2018 in Central Okanagan

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(UPDATE: June 11 @ 10:35 a.m.) - The State of Local Emergency for Peachland has been rescinded due to a reduction in the threat of flooding.

States of Local Emergency remain in effect for Kelowna, West Kelowna, and the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

(Original story: May 6 @ 12:50 p.m.) - The District of Peachland declared a local state of emergency to deal with a landslide at Princeton Ave. and water flowing across Hwy 97.

The state of emergency is a proactive approach that gives crews access to specific private properties to protect public infrastructure.

Photo Credit: District of Peachland

On May 3, a landslide in Peachland blocked access to Princeton Avenue, closing the  road between Columbia Street and Somerset Avenue.

A state of emergency is a measure authorized by the Emergency Program Act. The declaration is valid for a period of seven days until May 13, 2018.

Photo Credit: District of Peachland
Photo from crews working on Princeton Ave on May 4.

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