Kelowna, B.C. – A failing retaining wall at the Walnut Grove property at 549 Truswell Rd. has prompted a local state of emergency.<br>
Residents at the 30-unit rental property have been placed on evacuation alert.<br>
Part of a retaining wall abutting Mission Creek at the back of the Walnut Grove property has fallen into the creek and the rest of the wall lining the creek is in jeopardy of falling.<br>
After monitoring Mission Creek water flow at the property throughout the day and an inspection Thursday evening by a hydrological engineer, emergency officials decided to put the residents on evacuation alert.<br>
City crews are preparing to remove some soil from the area and bring in large rip-wrap rock to stabilize the area.<br>
More details on the situation will be issued when they become available. Visit cordemergency.ca. <br>
Residents are asked to continue to exercise caution near any area creeks and streams. Please keep children and pets safely back from creek banks, which may be slippery or subject to erosion by the higher, swifter moving water. There is also the potential for unexpected rapid increases in creek water levels.