Evacuation Order update for City of Kelowna
News Release No. 3, Kelowna, B.C. – The collapsed crane at the construction site in downtown Kelowna is being disassembled in stages. The first stage of this process has been completed safely. As a result, an update of the existing Evacuation Order has been issued.
Effective at 3:00 p.m., the Evacuation Order has been updated to remove the following addresses:
|547 Bernard Ave||108, 591 Bernard Ave|
|549 Bernard Ave||200, 591 Bernard Ave|
|565 Bernard Ave||597 Bernard Ave|
|567 Bernard Ave||612 Bernard Ave|
|571 Bernard Ave||1475 Bertram Street|
|575 Bernard Ave|
St. Paul St. is open to pedestrian traffic only but all businesses on St. Paul St. and Bernard Ave are open, including The District on Bernard (formerly Towne Centre Mall). Bernard Ave remains closed to vehicles at Richter St. and open to pedestrian traffic only.
For those returning to their homes or place of business, the power may have been off for several days. Interior Health has some useful tips to address potential food spoilage for homeowners and for commercial facilities. For more information, please visit the Interior Health website.
The Evacuation Order remains in effect for the following addresses:
|1450 Bertram St||105, 1449 St. Paul St|
|1464 Bertram St||106 1449 St. Paul St|
|1468 Bertram St||200 1449 St. Paul St|
|1476 Bertram St||200A 1449 St. Paul St|
|1488 Bertram St||201 1449 St. Paul St|
|1441 St. Paul St||202 1449 St. Paul St|
|100, 1449 St. Paul St||203 1449 St. Paul St|
|101, 1449 St. Paul St||203A 1449 St. Paul St|
|204 1449 St. Paul St||200 1461 St. Paul St|
|204A 1449 St. Paul St||1471 St. Paul St|
|100 1461 St. Paul St|
Only when the next stage of crane disassembly has occurred and it is deemed safe will the Evacuation Order be fully rescinded. This may take several days.
The public is asked to respect any remaining road/sidewalk closures, fencing and signage to allow crews and emergency personnel to perform their duties.
For up-to-date information on the situation, including a map, and to sign up for e-updates, visit cordemergency.ca. Information will also be provided via twitter.com/CO_Emerg and facebook.com/CORDEmergency