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B.C. Hydro unable to restore power in the Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro crews are unable to restore power to the Old Fort. The power went out to approximately 57 properties at around 6 p.m. Saturday.  A crew was on scene working to restore power to the community but the crew had to be removed to due to the landslide. In a post late Saturday night on...

Eight more properties being evacuated from the Old Fort Landslide; community meetings held Saturday

UPDATE as of 9 p.m. - The PRRD has expanded the evacuation order to one more property.  The home at 6786 265 Road is also now under an evacuation order. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Eight more properties have been placed under an evacuation order due to the Old Fort Landslide. The slide continues to grow with the latest assessment showing...

Another property added to the Old Fort Evacuation Alert

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Another property to the west of the slide has been added to the Old Fort Evacuation Alert. The new alert issued Saturday afternoon is for residents at 7711 Old Fort Road.  This property is west of the original slide that happened last weekend.  The landslide has continued to move and shift, and stress cracks have been observed to...

PRRD hosting landslide meeting on Monday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District is going to be hosting a meeting for Old Fort residents impacted by Sunday’s landslide over the long weekend. The meeting taking place from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, October 8th at the Stonebridge Hotel in Fort St. John. The meeting will be live streamed to prrd.bc.ca, to enable residents in...

UPDATE: Re-activation of another old landslide causes evacuation order along Old Fort Road

UPDATE: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure spokesperson Danielle Pope said that an old landslide in the area to the west of Sunday's landslide has reactivated and is now moving. That slide is located immediately below the Viewpoint at the south end of 100th St. Pope said that visible cracks have been observed and at least one property has reported some...

PRRD posts connecting bus and water taxi schedules for Old Fort landslide evacuees

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has posted a new schedule for the bus service that connects to the water taxi allowing residents of the Old Fort subdivision to bypass last weekend’s landslide. The PRRD says that in the morning, the water taxi will be leaving Old Fort every hour on the hour from 7:00 to...

PRRD expands Old Fort Landslide evacuation alert area

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District announced this afternoon that it has expanded the area under an evacuation alert due to the Old Fort landslide. At 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, the evacuation alert was expanded to include the properties located at 7605 Old Fort Road, 7583 Old Fort Road, and 7587 Old Fort Road. The three properties under...

PRRD launches water taxi for Old Fort Residents

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has organized a water taxi for residents living in the Old Fort. The water taxi will run from the Taylor Boat Launch to the Old Fort. The taxi will leave from the Old Fort at the following times: 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m.  The taxi will leave from Taylor...

PRRD hosting community meeting at NPCC on Old Fort landslide this evening

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District is holding a community meeting in Fort St. John this evening for residents that have been affected by last weekend’s landslide near Old Fort. The landslide was first noticed by residents on Sunday morning, and has since covered the Old Fort Road with at least six metres of earth and...

“People are still trying to figure out what to do,” says Old Fort resident about landslide situation

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...

Hydro working to restore power to the Old Fort and PRRD planning community meetings

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District continues work to help residents of the Old Fort. Power was shut off to most of the homes in the area Monday morning and Hydro will start working on a solution to try and restore power on Tuesday.  If they are successful, Hydro hopes to have power restored by early...

Boats being used to help evacuees from the Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Boats have arrived and will help to move residents who wish to evacuate from the Old Fort. The PRRD has co-ordinated the transportation for people who want to leave the area affected by the evacuation alert.   Boats will leave from the beach behind the house at 8711 Old Fort Loop. The Boats will continue to come...

PRRD issues Evacuation Alert for Old Fort Subdivision

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for residents living in the Old Fort Subdivision due to Sunday’s landslide. The Evacuation Alert went into effect at 10:00 a.m. Monday and covers all properties east of 7605 Old Fort Road in the Old Fort Subdivision. 7605 Old Fort Road itself is not under...

Landslide continues to move leaving over 20 feet of dirt on the Old Fort Road

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Old Fort landslide continued to move Sunday night.  Over 20 feet of dirt now covers the Old Fort Road. Ministry of Transportation Officials said Sunday night the slide could continue to move for several days.  New photos from residents in who live at the Old Fort, show the dirt has now overtaken the road...

Old Fort Landslide could continue to move for several days

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The landslide near the Old Fort could take days before it stops moving. Officials with the Ministry of Transportation said Sunday that a preliminary field and air assessment had been completed and landslide specialists are on route to the area.  A Ministry of Offical said "The slide continues to move and it could take several...

Hydro says there is no evidence at this time landslide is connected to Site C

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro says there is no evidence, at this time, that links Sunday's landslide to the construction of the Site C Dam. In series of tweets Sunday afternoon, Hydro said there is no evidence the slide near the Old Fort is connected to work taking place at the Site C Dam.  The slide caused part...

PRRD evacuates residents near the Peace River Lookout

CLARIFICATION:  This evacuation order is only affecting two properties and the lookout.  Residents in the Old Fort are not under an evacuation order or alert at this time. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order for some residents near the Peace River Lookout. The Peace River Lookout and the lands directly south and...

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