Another mudslide strikes, this time in Village of Fairmont in East Kootenay
There’s been another massive mudslide, this time near the Village of Fairmount Hot Springs in the East Kootenay.
At 4:38 p.m. local time, Columbia Valley RCMP received a call of a mud slide near the East Kootenay resort.
Mud and debris thundered down the mountain side closing parts of Fairmount including Highway 93/95.
“We’ve had a second incident, this time near Fairmont,” RCMP Cpl Dan Moskaluk said from a media briefing Sunday in Kaslo.
One helicopter and one ground and search crew was dispatched to assist from the Johnson Landing operation on Kootenay Lake.
The RCMP has activated a provincial multi-agency Incident Command response that is led by a unified command team.
The situation is currently being assessed.
The Regional District of East Kootenay has activated a state of emergency for the area.
There’s no report of injuries at this time.