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Vedder Mountain landslide in Chilliwack forces evacuation of 3 homes, road closure

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WATCH: It's been an alarming one for people living near a quarry in Chilliwack after the land above them suddenly gave way this morning. Global’s Paul Johnson has the latest from Chilliwack – Feb 18, 2017

A landslide on Chilliwack’s Vedder Mountain forced the evacuation of three homes on Saturday.

Officials are concerned that the slide, which occurred near the top of the mountain, has dislodged some large boulders that could come crashing down at any moment.

Vedder Mountain Road is closed from Chilliwack to Yarrow.

Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz said there were no injuries and the homes were evacuated as a precaution. A geotech engineer is at the scene assessing the situation.

Gaetz said a slide occurred in the same area back in 2009.

 

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