Hillside still moving; city extends emergency measures

By James Peters
May 3, 2017 - 2:45pm

KAMLOOPS — The City of Kamloops says a problem hillside north of Rayleigh continues to move "at a slow, but consistent pace."

As a result, the city has requested an extension for its local state of emergency for the area along Highway 5.

22 people remain out of their Ramage Road homes after an evacuation order was issued April 27.

Today, the city says it wants to extend the state of emergency for another seven day, to May 11.

Emergency support services have also been extended, for another two weeks to May 23.

According to a news release, the city is laying flat pipe today to divert water from a spring above the slope, an interim measure.

A "more robust" hardpipe is expected to be installed in the coming week to 10 days.

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