4 properties in Riondel area on Evacuation Alert

The RDCK has issued an Evacuation Alert for four properties at the mouth of Tam O' Shanter Creek near Riondel.

Residents reported dirty water in the creek, and a helicopter flyover yesterday afternoon confirmed that a small landslide failure occurred within a tributary of the main creek.

Officials say the slide was likely caused by the melting snowpack on an unstable slope.

While there's said to be a low risk of slide debris impacting the residents below the creek, residents are  asked to keep their eyes open for changes in the creek, like a sudden change of flow or turbidity and debris.