McLeese Lake, Fraser River, Polley Lake, Moffat Creek, 150 Mile Evacuation Order

Updated: Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 4:32 pm

Category: Evacuation Orders

NEW EVACUATION ROUTE UPDATE: If you are beyond the Horsefly/Likely Junction you cannot access Highway 97 South at 150 Mile House. You can access Highway 97 North via Beaver Valley Road to McLeese Lake then proceeding north to Prince George.

For people south of the Horsefly/Likely junction, Highway 97 is accessible at 150 Mile House. Follow Highway 97 South to Highway 24 (South of 100 Mile House); follow Highway 24 to Little Fort. At the Little Fort Junction you will be directed to an ESS Reception Centre.

For areas that can join Highway 97 north of Blue Lake, the evacuation route is north on Highway 97.

EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED

Saturday, 15 July 2017 6:47 PM

Pursuant to the BC Emergency Program Act, an Evacuation Order has been issued by the Cariboo Regional District.

Due to immediate danger to life safety due to fire, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action.

The Evacuation Order is in effect for the following areas:

  • From the Fraser River east to the Beaver Lake Road; North to the Quesnel River; East along the Quesnel River to approximately Hydraulic; South East to Antoine Lake; South to MacIntosh Lake; east to the existing order at 150 Mile.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

 You must leave the area immediately
 Follow Highway 97 South to Highway 24 (South of 100 Mile House); follow Highway 24 to Little Fort; turn right onto Highway 5 at Little Fort and continue to Kamloops and register at the ESS Centre located at Thompson Rivers University located at 805 TRU Way, in Kamloops.
 If you need transportation assistance from the area please advise the individual providing this notice or call 1-866-759-4977
 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.

YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY

For more information contact: 1-866-759-4977

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