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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Updated - Frizzi Road Evacuation Order Partially Rescinded

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City lifts evacuation order for second Frizzi Road property

The City of Williams Lake has lifted the evacuation order for a second Frizzi Road property after a geotechnical report determined the risk to life and safety on that site has diminished. The rescinded property, at 4015 Frizzi Road, may be subject to an alert or order should the situation change. 

Nine other properties remain under evacuation order until further notice. The evacuation order has been in effect since April 24, 2020 when a State of Local Emergency was declared following high water flows that destabilized slopes, ruptured sewer pipes and damaged at least 14 bridges in the River Valley.

Contractors continue to work on fixing the road, stabilizing slopes and re-establishing the bridges damaged by the extensive flooding. Repairs to the sanitary sewer line, which transports effluent from the City’s sewage treatment lagoons to the Fraser River, are ongoing.
The work is expected to take months to complete and the public is asked to continue to avoid the area at this time.

Media Contact:
Erick Peterson, EOC Director
City Hall: 250.392.2311

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