June 9, 2011 Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Slope instability closes Mabel - Cotton Forest Service Road
VERNON - Effective immediately, travellers are advised that the Mabel - Cotton Forest Service Road at the 33.6-kilometre mark on Tsiuis Creek is closed to traffic due to slope instability and the risk of debris sliding onto the road.
The Mabel Lake Forest Service Road from Mabel Lake (Lumby to the south) to Highway 1 (Three Valley Gap to the north) will remain open. The public can travel this section of road to access recreational properties. However, travellers are advised to avoid Tsiuis Creek upstream from Mabel Lake until further notice.
Staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations will continue to monitor the instability.
Residents and visitors to Tsiuis Creek should remain on alert for any sudden drop in creek flow and be prepared to evacuate the area on short notice.
To report an emergency situation, please call Provincial Emergency Reporting in British Columbia at 1 800 663-3456.
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations