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Operations centre stands down at Kingfisher

Cooke Creek burst its banks Friday, causing damage to Mabel Lake Road and the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre. - Jackie Pearase photo
Cooke Creek burst its banks Friday, causing damage to Mabel Lake Road and the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.
— image credit: Jackie Pearase photo

With the reopening of the Enderby/Mabel Lake Road to scheduled public access and restoration of power, the North Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre is standing down.

Work continues to move towards a permanent reopening of road access in the Kingfisher/Mabel Lake area.

"The public is being asked to avoid this site if possible to assist in those efforts," said David Sewell, Regional District of North Okanagan finance general manager.

Access to the area was cut off Friday after Cooke Creek burst its banks and a landslide occurred.

"There will be continued efforts into the investigation of the causes of this incident as well as recovery efforts in the community," said Sewell.

"RDNO would like to recognize the significant efforts of all the agencies involved in the response to this incident including the Ministry of Transportation and their contractors as well as B.C. Hydro crews in restoring service levels."

 

 

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