A series of landslides north of Pemberton has washed out a road, stranding some people, and caused a local state of emergency in an area of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.
The slides also caused an evacuation order to be issued for Portage Road in the small community of Birkin for 5 homes.
Ryan Wainwright with the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District says the area will be examined this morning to determine if they can clear the washed out road.
“We’re waiting for the slide to stabilize, and it will be assessed by a geotechnical specialist, to make sure it’s safe for crews to work.”
Wainwright says one unoccupied cabin was destroyed, and 3 other families evacuated the area as a precaution.
The addresses included in the evacuation order are 9270 to 9290, and Lot 1, DL 1548 Portage Rd, Birkin