RDCK working with agencies in response to mud slide on Highway 3A

Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has been advised that a mud slide has blocked Highway 3A near Brilliant Dam north of Castlegar. The event occurred just before 9:00 am today. The highway is closed in both directions. The public should check www.drivebc.ca for information about alternate routes.

The RDCK has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to support all agencies involved and is working alongside the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) and geotechnical engineers to assess the situation. Information from the assessment will be used to determine if further action, such as an evacuation, is needed.

More information will be shared as the situation develops. For updates, please visit www.rdck.ca, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit www.rdck.ca.

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For inquiries:

Maria Hypponen
Communications Coordinator
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Phone: (250) 352-1531
Email: mhypponen@rdck.bc.ca

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