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State of Local Emergency remains in effect

April 16, 2021
News Release

Residents are reminded to avoid the areas of Panorama Ridge and Dragon Hill Road until further notice due to the potential risk of landslide.

As a result of the land movement, these areas have become potentially hazardous, which includes the use of the trail systems in both locations. The City of Quesnel is asking residents to not use or visit the trails located around Panorama Ridge. Bryce trail as well as the mountain biking trails located south of the Quesnel and District Recreation Centre are still available for use, however the adjoining “back-trails” located through the downgrade/hillside of Dragon Hill Road and Panorama Ridge are considered unsafe at this time and should not be used. Please ensure to follow all posted signage and directions in the area.

A team of specialists are currently evaluating areas of potential movement and will continue their investigations throughout the coming days.

Residents are reminded to be vigilant and stay away from areas with land slippage as well as areas that may be experiencing high water levels and fast flowing water along river banks, and areas that show signs of erosion as they may be unstable and dangerous.

If you are witness to any land movement please call City Hall at 250-992-2111, or the Director Emergency Services, Sylvain Gauthier at 250-991-9738.

The City is working closely with Emergency Management BC to monitor the situation and will provide updates when available.

For full details please visit quesnel.ca/our-community/news-notices/risk-landslide-select-locations-quesnel

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MEDIA CONTACT
Laura Long
EOC Communications
City of Quesnel Emergency Operations Centre
E: cityhall@quesnel.ca
T: 250-992-2111

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