July 15, 2014 10:54 am

Extreme landslide risk closes road in Upper Lillooet

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Devin Sauer / Global News

VANCOUVER – An extreme landslide risk in the Upper Lillooet region has forced the closure of the Lillooet River Forest Service Road indefinitely.

The province has closed the road just past the nine-kilometre point at the Hurley turnoff, cutting off access to recreations areas.

It is unlikely the closure will be lifted by the weekend due to the high temperatures and dry conditions.

The area affected by this closure also includes ongoing construction of the Innergex clean energy project. The company has scaled back operations to avoid high risk slide areas.

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