FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Kiskatinaw Provincial Park is closed until further notice after a landslide was observed on the south side of the park’s bridge.
The Ministry of Environment says the landslide was noted during an assessment concerning slope instability issues affecting the bridge.
Fresh tension cracks were found above the campsites during an upslope traverse to Kiskatinaw Road, says the ministry. Potential rainfall this month may also worsen the slope instability.
As a precaution, on June 18th, campers were asked to evacuate, and the park was closed in case the landslide extends into the campground.
Earlier this month, the ministry closed the bridge for geotechnical investigations after a landslide occurred under the bridge, impacting one of its piers.
The bridge, built in the 1940s, is 30 km north of Dawson Creek in Kiskatinaw Provincial Park.