Mud Slide Closes Okanagan Landing Road

A mud slide about 1:20 am knocked out power to a thousand residents and closed Okanagan Landing Road in Vernon.

RCMP confirm a 9-metre wide mud slide is covering the road at East Side Road. 

One property has been damaged. The City of Vernon says the landslide is at 9185 Eastside Road.   Personnel are on scene assessing the situation. People are being asked to stay clear of the area, including the road.

An emergency evacuation route is available for residents south of the landslide. The route runs between Kokanee Road and Eastside Road.   City of Vernon staff are controlling the emergency evacuation route. It is only to be used for exiting; no entrance to the area is permitted at this time.
The School District says no school busses will be able to pick up past the slide area.

BC Hydro has restored power to much of the area, but about 328 customers are still in the dark this morning.  The City says estimates for opening Eastside Road and returning hydro will be provided once a full assessment is complete.