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⚠️ UPDATE: Quesnel issues State of Local Emergency – Dragon Hill Road…

UPDATE April 16, 2021: 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.

QUESNEL, BC: The City of Quesnel has ordered a state of local emergency due to the risk of landslide within the area of Dragon Hill Road. The state of local emergency allows the city to respond to the threat of land erosion which could potentially result in the destruction of infrastructure & property, and create risks to public safety.

Evacuation ORDER for the above outlined area.

An Evacuation Order has been issued by the City of Quesnel for 1927 Dragon Hill Road, and an Evacuation Alert has been issued to the adjoining properties located along Dragon Hill Road.

Evacuation ALERT for the above outlined areas.

To ensure public safety, Residents are being asked to stay away from emergency affected areas and obey all warning and hazard signs for their own safety and for the safety of City crews. Any use of the trails by the public along Dragon Hill Road are also forbidden.

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

Residents are encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup. If you’re already registered, update your profile: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/login.

Further information will be issued through the resources below as it becomes available.

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