Forty-seven homes have been ordered evacuated after a small mudslide on the outskirts of Kaslo, in southeastern B-C.
The slide happened late Monday night and because crews were not able to properly assess the situation in the dark, the evacuation was ordered as a precaution.
No homes have been damaged and no one was hurt.
Meanwhile an unrelated mudslide has also shut down a portion of the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous in the Shuswap region.
The muck and debris came down just after 8:30 p.m. Monday night during a heavy downpour. Several vehicles were caught in it, but no one was injured.
It’s unknown when the section of highway will reopen, or when the Kaslo residents can return home.
Kaslo is located along Kootenay Lake, northeast of Nelson.
With files from The Canadian Press