August 12, 2018 12:58 pm
Updated: August 13, 2018 12:45 am

6 people evacuated from home after storms spark B.C. mudslides

WATCH: Stormy weather has caused more than a dozen mudslides near Cache Creek leaving people stranded in their homes and drivers stuck on the roads. Tanya Beja reports.

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Six people were evacuated from a home near Ashcroft due to a landslide triggered by wet weather.

Emergency Management BC said the RCMP were able to get the people out safely, and that there was no indication of anyone else who was trapped.

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The rain also triggered a number of mudslides that wreaked havoc on the Cariboo region’s highways.

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Highway 1 reopened to single-lane alternating traffic about 23 km west of Savona, after being completely closed overnight.

According to DriveBC, mud and debris removal is taking place, and motorcycle traffic is not recommended in the area.

Highway 97 also reopened to single-lane alternating traffic on Sunday afternoon, after it was initially closed in both directions at Clinton and northbound at the junction with Highway 1.

Highway 99 remained closed in both directions at Hat Creek Corner outside Ashcroft as of 2 p.m. on Sunday. No detour is available.

 

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