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Section of Kettle Valley Rail Trail near Naramata closed for rock scaling

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the closed section is above Naramata, between the Smethurst and Glenfir parking lots – Mar 20, 2021

A small section of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail in the South Okanagan is closed for rock scaling.

According to the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS), the closed section is above Naramata, between the Smethurst and Glenfir parking lots.

The trail section will be closed to the public until Friday, March 25. However, it will be open for temporary use this weekend, March 20-21.

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“Scaling locations have been identified by a professional geotechnical engineer and the project will be done using excavators and rope scaling technicians,” said the regional district.

“This will result in the closure of the trail while crews are working in order to maintain worker and public safety. Rock scaling is the removal of loose rock from slopes in proximity to the trail and gathering areas.”

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The RDOS is asking that the public please respect all crew, barriers, equipment and posted signage for personal safety and the safety of the workers.

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