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Local State of Emergency has been declared in Wells

A washout on Sugar Creek Road has led to a declaration of a local state of emergency in Wells.

Map of impacted area (provided by Ed Coleman)

Mayor Ed Coleman issued it at 1:42 this (Thursday) afternoon.

“There is a family isolated on the other side so we’re doing that so we can get the road corrected and it also enables any helicopter assistance to them if they had a health issue or otherwise. But they are sheltering in place, they had everything they need.”

Coleman says they are working with Emergency Management BC’s Northern division.

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We asked him how long he thinks it will take to repair the road.

“It should be immediate.  You have seven days and if it’s not done within 7 days, then I have to ask the Minister to extend it.”

Coleman says declaring a local state of emergency enables every agency that is responsibile for that road to do the work and they will be paid by emergency funds.

–  Files from George Henderson, My Cariboo Now

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