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CRD declares state of emergency following tailings pond breach

Boaters and helicopter pilots were out on and over Quesnel Lake Monday inspecting the piles of fallen trees coming into the lake in the wake of the early morning breach of the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond. - Angie Mindus photo
Boaters and helicopter pilots were out on and over Quesnel Lake Monday inspecting the piles of fallen trees coming into the lake in the wake of the early morning breach of the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond.
— image credit: Angie Mindus photo

The Cariboo Regional District has declared a State of Local Emergency as a result of the Mount Polley tailings pond breach in order to access additional capacity that may be necessary to further protect the private property and government infrastructure in the town of Likely.

More information and updates will be posted as soon as information becomes available.

For accurate and up to date information, please visit the Cariboo Regional District`s Emergency Operations Facebook page at facebook.com/CRDemergencyoperations or the CRD website at cariboord.ca.

A public information line has been established at 250-398-5581 during Emergency Operations Centre operating hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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