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CRD Issues Order to Restrict Access to Mount Polley Area

Aug 9, 2014

CRD issues Order to Restrict Access to Mount Polley area 

Likely, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued a legal Order to Restrict Access to the Mount Polley Mine area as a result of the breach of the tailings pond at the Mount Polley Mine Site near Likely, B.C. The Order will remain in effect until further notice and has been put into place to ensure public safety. 

Points that help define this area are located at the north end of Polley Lake, on the Bootjack Forest Service Road, on Gavin Lake Road and two points on the Horsefly Likely Road (Ditch Road). 

In addition, an area on Quesnel Lake near the mouth of the Hazeltine Creek is also restricted. 

Check points and or gates will be established on all boundaries.                                                                                                               

More information and updates will be posted as soon as information becomes available. For accurate and up to date information, please visit the Cariboo Regional District`s Emergency Operations Facebook page at facebook.com/CRDemergencyoperations or the CRD website at cariboord.ca. 

A public information line has been established at 250-398-5581 during Emergency Operations Centre operating hours.






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