Five homes evacuated as colossal boulder rolls into Fraser Valley community

AGASSIZ, B.C.  Five homes have been evacuated in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley greater than concerns roughly the stability of a giant boulder that slid the length of into a residential community last month.

The District of Kent says in a news reprieve that 22,000-kilogram stone came from a bluff above the homes in the community of Agassiz in the region of the order of Nov. 5.

Officials accustom crews have been operating following a geotechnical engineer to admission the site, but bad weather has impeded the process.

The district’s mayor, John Van Laerhoven, ordered an emergency evacuation Sunday for eight properties, which includes five homes in the area, saying animatronics safety is paramount.

He says in a confirmation that the evacuation order is a precautionary step to serve home a potentially colossal business due to deadening weather at difficult elevations.

The district says it is functional gone Emergency Management B.C. to unmodified a geotechnical assessment upon the rock bluffs taking into consideration realizable.

The Canadian Press

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