June 5, 2014 9:57 am

Evacuation alert issued after another slope failure

City of Saskatoon issues evacuation alert for some residents affected by more movement from a slope failure.

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SASKATOON – The City of Saskatoon has issued an evacuation alert for some residents along a section of the riverbank after more problems with a slope failure.

The city said the slope near 11th Street and Saskatchewan Crescent has moved close to five inches since Friday and issued the alert as there is a real risk of property damage.

It remains unclear if residents are heeding the evacuation alert.

As the majority of the issue is on private property, the city cannot confirm any of the details as it is a private matter between the affected homeowners and the city.

The slope failure first started in 2012 and last July the slope was shifting several inches a day.

Golder and Associates were contracted by the city to conduct a comprehensive study of the area. The report is complete but has not yet gone before city council.

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