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SCRD extends state of emergency to next Monday

With more rain is in the forecast, an evacuation alert remains in place for properties in the Ocean Beach Esplanade area
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2016 Ocean Beach Esplanade is one of two properties under an evacuation order following flooding last week.

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has extended its state of local emergency by a week, to Nov. 29.

The district’s emergency operations centre – activated Nov. 15 after an atmospheric river event – issued the following update on its activities Monday evening:

As there’s more rain in the forecast, the evacuation alert for properties in the Ocean Beach Esplanade area remains in effect and will be reassessed at the end of the week.

The boil water advisory in parts of Gibsons and Elphinstone is still in place but the SCRD anticipates it will be lifted in coming days (check the map to see if your property is affected.) The boil water advisory in Halfmoon Bay was lifted last weekend.

Cliff Gilker Park, Chaster Park and Chaster House remain closed and the SCRD is requesting the public stay away. More information about parks’ reopening is expected later this week, said the update. Any vehicles parked in front of the Cliff Gilker Park access gate may be subject to towing as the route must remain accessible for SCRD vehicles and equipment.  

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided these updates to the SCRD:

  • Day Road is open to single-lane traffic as of Nov. 22
  • Redrooffs and Sargent Bay are open with gravel resurfacing
  • Beach Avenue and Margaret Road are open – Capilano Highways installed a new culvert
  • Beach Avenue and Flume Road are open to single-lane traffic. Capilano Highways are expected to continue repair work Tuesday.
  • Lower Road and Stephens Road remain closed as utility crews work in the area.
  • The SCRD also reminds the public of the provincial order limiting drivers to 30 litres of fuel per gas station visit.

Updates will continue to be posted at and on the SCRD Facebook page.

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