FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A long-time resident of the Old Fort subdivision south of Fort St. John says that residents are coping as best they can with having the only road to the community being covered by a landslide that occurred over the weekend.
Gord Pardy, who has lived in Old Fort since the mid-1990’s, said that though some of the community’s residents have evacuated since the hillside above the community began to slide on Sunday morning, the majority are still in their homes and awaiting more details from authorities.
“People are still trying to figure out what to do,” said Pardy. “We’re hoping to get a meeting with the emergency group sometime this afternoon where we can figure out what our options are. We don’t expect this to be a short-term thing, the slide is quite large and it’s still moving. We’re cut right off.”