Two homes destroyed in Sunnybrae mudslide.

UPDATE: Two homes destroyed in Sunnybrae mudslide

A mudslide in Sunnybrae has sent two people to hospital with injuries.



UPDATED at 5:30 p.m.

Shuswap emergency personnel are in Sunnybrae where a mudslide has damaged two homes and sent two residents to hospital.

At 4:28 p.m. on Friday, April 7, Scan BC reported that Shuswap emergency crews are responding to a mudslide on Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road.

The slide is reportedly one kilometre from the end of Hacking Road and was violent enough to tear one home right off it’s foundation.

Traffic is blocked through the area.

Paramedics confirm that two ambulances responded to the slide and that two residents were take to Salmon Arm with non-life-threatening injuries. One was reportedly a woman who suffered a head injury.

More information will be provided as it becomes available. We have a reporter on scene.

Related: Sunnybrae slide area concerning

In October, Sunnybrae Canoe-Point Road resident Jim Anderson told the Salmon Arm Observer he was concerned with number of large rocks rolling down Bastion Mountain.

Since the spring of 2016 Anderson said three sizeable rockslides which have reached the road.

A Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) spokesperson said the rockfall in May resulted in a road closure until geotechnical engineers could investigate.

Sunnybrae has been an active landslide area in the past. A large slide in Dec. 1959 covered approximately 300 metres of what is now Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road, temporarily isolating eight families.

On Nov. 23, 1983, Scottie and Lois Dobie were killed when a 150-ton boulder, 15 feet in diameter and six-feet thick, came thundering down Bastion Mountain and crushed the bedroom of their Sunnybrae home.

The slide was blamed on water running through the mountain’s face, freezing and thawing and causing the rock to move.

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