Landslide closes Othello Road in Hope

Over 30 people are currently without power in the area

Emil Anderson Construction crews are busy clearing large tree debris today after a landslide crashed down on Othello Road.

Police said the six-metre (20 feet) slide occurred at about 9:30 a.m. and knocked out Telus and BC Hydro lines. Over 30 people are currently without power.

“There are no injuries to report however, because of the lines that are down and on the ground the area is very unsafe ,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.  “We hope to have the area cleared as the day progresses but the road remains closed for the time being.”

The landslide has not interfered with traffic on Highway 5 and was isolated to the Othello Road area.