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Anahim Lake Ordered Evacuated

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 5:27 PM

Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District and the Ulkatcho First Nation have issued an evacuation order for areas around Anahim Lake and the entire Ulkatcho First Nation territory.

The Cariboo Regional District Evacuation order includes Anahim Lake, Nimpo Lake, Charlotte Lake and area.

The Ulkatcho First Nation Evacuation Order includes: Main Reserve, Old Ulkatcho, 21 Reserve, Towdystan, Fish Trap, 2-mile 14A, Squinas 2A and/or members of the Ulkatcho First Nation. For more information please contact Chief and Council.

Due to immediate danger, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action. The evacuation route is : East on Highway 20 towards Williams Lake; or West on Highway 20 towards Bella Coola (please note that there will be no group lodging available in Bella Coola).

If you are leaving East on Highway 20 and have accommodations arranged, register at ESS in Williams Lake at Boitanio Mall between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

If you require group lodging, register at the ESS Reception Centre in Prince George at the Civic Centre at 808 Canada Games Way.

If you are travelling West on Highway 20 and have accommodations arranged, register at the ESS Reception in Bella Coola at the Bella Coola Valley Inn at 441 Mackenzie Street between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Please note that there will be no group lodging available in Bella Coola.

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