Nobody was hurt and no property was damaged when rocks let go above Eagle Ridge Drive and spilled out over the road Saturday (Jan. 11).
Minutes before the rockslide, a resident walked down Eagle Ridge. On the return trip back up the hill the resident came across the slide, the biggest boulder the size of a compact car.
Daniel Sailland, the Village of Pemberton chief administrative officer, said the slide came down at about 8:15 a.m.
He noted the slide happened on a secondary road away from any homes or property and nobody is inconvenienced by the slide. The road is completely closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Sailland said the road will open when a geotechnical expert declares the area safe and the rocks are cleared.
Signs were installed letting residents know of the closure, said Sailland.
Due to the size of the larges pieces of rock now on the road, specialized equipment is required to move the debris.
“The piece of rock is large enough where our standard piece of equipment isn’t capable of moving the debris,” Sailland said.
He advised residents who get village updates by email to watch their inbox for more information. The village Facebook page and website will also be updated once there is an update on the situation.