Report on Landslide

A geotechnical engineering report has confirmed that Tuesday’s landslide most likely occurred as a result of saturated ground conditions on a steep embankment located above Eastside Road.

Debris from the Eastside Road landslide has been removed and temporary improvements have been completed to ensure that the site is safe.

“We are currently preparing a plan to permanently stabilize and repair the embankment area where the slide occurred,” said James Rice, Manager of Public Works with the City of Vernon. “Work will likely occur within the next four to six weeks.”

City crews will continue to monitor road side ditches and culverts in this area to ensure drainage systems continue to function as intended.