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Evacuation order issued for 12 properties between Chilliwack and Hope

Evacuation alert upgraded for a dozen properties in the Laidlaw area late Monday
A dozen properties in Laidlaw were issued an evacuation order by the Fraser Valley Regional District on Nov. 29, 2021. (FVRD)

An evacuation alert for a dozen properties in Laidlaw between Chilliwack and Hope was upgraded to an evacuation order after 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29.

The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) issued the alert on Nov. 26 due to potental danger to life and property caused by the heavy rainfall in recent days.

The subsequent flooding led to an upgrade to an evacuation order due to the flooding causing immediate danger to life and property.

The properties in question are on Laidlaw Road and McKay Road, specifically: 58430, 53460, 58470, 58480, 58350, and 58510 Laidlaw Rd., and 58428, 58458, 58538, 58431, 58481, and 58491 McKay Rd.

An evacuation alert remains for some other properties on Laidlaw Road, Fancher Road, McKay Road, Dent Road, and Hunter Creek Road.

Last week Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl shared video of landslides in the area near Laidlaw after he was given a tour and as crews cleaned up.

That stretch of Highway 1 between Popkum and Hope remains closed.

READ MORE: VIDEO: MP Mark Strahl shares video of damage on Highway 1 outside of Hope

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Water seen coming down the mountain above Laidlaw as seen from the north side of the Fraser River on Nov. 29, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)