Update on Eastside Road Closure

City of Vernon staff have cleared the debris from Eastside Road and hydro crews are now working to restore electrical power to the area. One-way alternating traffic will commence at 4 p.m. today using either Eastside Road or Kokanee Road (depending on how the clean-up progresses). Please follow the instructions of traffic control on the scene.

The goal is to restore electricity to area homes by 7 p.m. this evening.

A preliminary onsite inspection by a geotechnical engineer indicates that the banks are stable. The landslide was likely caused by natural drainage of surface and ground water.

As we move into the flood season, the City would like to remind people that they can sign up to receive automatic updates at www.vernon.ca/subscribe.

Your patience is appreciated as we continue to work through this issue.