Road Washout

Williams Lake, Alexis Creek

2017-06-19 06:35 PDT

File # 2017-4852

On Monday June 19th 2017 at 3:09 AM Williams Lake RCMP were advised of a washout on Highway 20 near the Sheep Creek Bridge. Search & Rescue, BC Ambulance, PEP & RCMP have been called to the scene.

It was reported that a car travelling along the highway had been washed away in the rushing water. One individual has been safely pulled from the river and taken to hospital for treatment. At this time it is not known if there are more people or vehicles unaccounted for. SAR helicopter is in the air to assist.

The washout is estimated to be in excess of 150 meters and is approximately one half of a kilometer west of the Sheep Creek Bridge on Highway 20.

Police ask that the public stay away from the area and to not travel highway 20 at this time. The road is completely washed out. Ministry of Transportation is aware of the situation and are assisting investigators.
 

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Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George B.C. V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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