Update from Metro Vancouver
Update: 5:30 p.m., Monday, December 8, 2014
Conditions in the Seymour River and at the rockslide are considered stable at this point. The slide occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, and comprised some 30 – 50,000 cubic metres of rock. Several very large boulders, including one the size of a house and estimated at 3,000 tonnes, and other rocky debris have partially blocked the river, but flow continues. The rock slide is considered naturally occurring.
– Potential for flooding arising from the rock slide remains low
– The rock slide itself is stable, and given the size of the boulders, extremely unlikely to move significantly. Additional failures are considered unlikely
– Metro Vancouver, DNV and its consultants will continue to monitor conditions in and around the river overnight and throughout the coming storm, both with instruments and on-site staff
– The drinking water supply remains unaffected
– Trail closures – specifically the Homestead, Fishermans and Twin Bridge trails – remain in effect and may be extended to include other areas. Residents are urged to stay away.