Work is ongoing to clear debris from roads north and east of Pemberton after rainfall overnight Thursday (Aug. 29) triggered multiple mudslides.
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) emergency program manager Ryan Wainwright said the first major slide brought to the attention of area officials on Friday morning (Aug. 30) was blocking off Portage Road near the rail crossing at Gates Lake.
"That section of road is now open," said Wainwright. "Mainroad crews have been on the scene there since very early this morning."
Wainwright also noted that Catalina Creek has "let go again," leading to a blockage of the In-SHUCK-ch Forest Service Road.
"There was a (geotechnical engineer) on site there as of eight o'clock this morning, and if crews and equipment aren't there working already, they will be in the next little while to get that road open," he said. "There will also be some remediation work done for Lillooet Lake Estates, because the creek has left its channel … between the forest service road and the lake."
Wainwright said other slides affecting forest service roads in the area have been deemed to have no human impact.
Though major slide activity stemming from Thursday night's rain has likely finished, said Wainwright, local officials will be monitoring the area for any further incidents.
"The ones associated with last night's event have probably already happened, but we're going to proceed with caution over the next couple of days and keep an eye on things," he said.