Monday, December 17

More evacuations ordered as B.C. ice jam grows

An ice jam described as unstable and unpredictable forced more residents to leave their homes in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday. About 40 evacuation notices were delivered Saturday morning to people in a low-lying area of the city as officials examined a trail of slushy ice extending for six kilometres along the Nechako River. In total, about 50 evacuation orders have been issued over the past week. Another 12 business owners were ordered to leave, while a number of businesses in a light industrial area along River Road remained closed on the weekend because flooding made them inaccessible.

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