RESCINDED: Evacuation Alert: Westsyde, City of Kamloops. Updated July 1

As of 6PM on July 1, the City of Kamloops Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has rescinded the Evacuation Order for residents located on Irving Place, Parkview Drive, Rhonmore Crescent, Oak Hills Boulevard, the 2400 block of Westsyde Road and for residents of the Oakdale Mobile Home Park. However, an Evacuation Alert remains in effect.

Residents returning to their homes are reminded to look for notices on their front doors from FortisBC and BC Hydro regarding reconnection of services. Residents are reminded Fortis inspections will be not be completed until Friday, July 3rd. Residents are further reminded that once Fortis has approved gas service reconnection, they are required to contact a gas contractor to reignite appliances.

The City of Kamloops is authorizing Westsyde residents to drop natural debris (mud, rocks, branches, etc.) at no charge at the Mission Flats Landfill until July 13. Residents will be required to provide identification with proof of address.

For further information, visit the City of Kamloops’ website, or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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