Some good news coming from Williams Lake today.
At noon the city of Williams Lake, the Williams Lake Indian Band and the Cariboo Regional District announced that the evacuation order for Williams Lake and surrounding area has been downgraded to an alert.
Residents returning to Williams Lake need to take Highway 97 from the north and south.
RCMP are being supported by the Canadian armed forces who will ensure information is provided to keep citizens safe while returning to their community.
The RCMP would like to remind citizens to stay out of evacuated areas until you are notified that it’s safe to return.
The areas that have been changed from an evacuation order to an evacuation alert include:
- The City of Williams Lake;
- 150 Mile House;
- Fox Mountain;
- Pine Valley; and
Due to ongoing wildfire operations, evacuation orders will remain in place for the following areas:
- areas north and south of Mountain House Road, including Wildwood;
- the Spokin Lake area;
- areas along Soda Creek Road and Frizzi Road;
- Soda Creek First Nation; and
- areas in the Chilcotin.
For updated information relating to the CRD including information about evacuation orders, alerts, and maps, please visit the Cariboo Regional District website or the facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or @CaribooRD or 1-866-759-4977.
If you require assistance with your pets, the SPCA continues to offer their assistance and can be reached at 1-855-622-7722. Livestock questions/assistance requests should be directed to the BC Cattleman’s Association.