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Bike path in Calgary closed after it collapses down embankment

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The City of Calgary has closed a bike path in McKenzie Lake after it slid down an embankment.

According to Sean Somers with the City of Calgary’s Transportation Department, the path behind Mount Alberta View has been problematic for over a year, slowly lifting and eroding.

However, the excessive rain this summer seems to have compounded the issue.

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The pathway now sits at least two or three metres lower than it did just a few weeks ago.

Residents are holding a closed meeting with the city Monday night to discuss plans for the rehabilitation of the path and to prevent further erosion to the slope above where some houses sit.

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Somers told Global News he expects work will begin in the area in the next couple of weeks.

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