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Evacuation order expanded for area east of Nazko

Aug 17, 2017

Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has expanded an evacuation order for an area east of Nazko. This order is expanding the Kluskus, Blackwater, Clisbako, and Nazko area order issued on August 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm. 

Due to immediate danger, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action. The evacuation route is Nazko Road to Quesnel.

View a map of the affected areas here:  http://bit.ly/2uWalBa

Residents should register at Emergency Support Services (ESS) at 500 North Star Road, Quesnel. Those requiring group lodging will be required to continue on to the ESS Reception Centre in Prince George at the Civic Centre at 808 Canada Games Way.


  • You must leave the area immediately.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
  • Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and Keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
  • Do not use more vehicles then you have to.
  • Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.


Further information will be issued as it becomes available. Please visit the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page at facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations as well as the CRD website at cariboord.ca.  For more information contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Residents are strongly encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup


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