CSRD Update On Eagle Bay Road Washout

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has provided more details on Thursday's washout of the Shuswap's Eagle Bay Road.

The road is closed in both directions at 6111 Eagle Bay Road, after water rushed over a culvert and washed away a portion of the road around 4PM yesterday.

Ryan Nitchie with the Shuswap Emergency Program has details on the number of homes that are now cut-off "Our estimate is that there's about 318 homes on the Easterly side of the washout, however most of those are seasonal residences. We dont have any estimates on the number of people that are on the other side, although we are getting some phone calls - most people are staying put, and we dont have any issues on the Eastern side yet."

Nitchie says that the washout mainly affected the road, but did cause issues for one property "There was one property that was affected by mud and debris when the ditch overflowed, but so-far the majority of damage is to MoTI infrastructure."

He says that anyone caught on the far side of the washout can still contact emergency services, if needed "People are encouraged to call 9-1-1. There are protocols in place if there are medical emergencies for people on the East side of the washout."

The CSRD said as of 11:30AM today that "Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are currently working to create a temporary single lane detour re-route along Eagle Bay Road in the area affected by a washout yesterday afternoon."

They also added "There is currently no definitive time for the detour re-route to be completed and further information will be provided from Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure once it becomes available."

Anyone seeking more details should visit the CSRD's website.