Province paying for flood protection materials placed on Truswell Road property

6/15/2012

The province is paying for the work and materials to stabilize a Motel property in Kelowna, after it was threatned to be swept away by Mission Creek.

Director of Civic operations, Joe Creron says the cost to bring in 40 loads of large rip rap rock and place them along the backyard at 549 Truswell Road will reach roughly $30,000.

Creron says they had to bring in twice as much rip rap as expected.

"There was a huge hole here, it was probably 5 metres deep and 7 metres wide. So we needed to bring in a significant amount of rip rap. There is probably about 280 cubic metres of rip-rap here and five tonnes of rock. The good news is, we got the work done!"

Residents living at the Walnut Grove Motel were put on evacuation alert around 10 o'clock last night after a retaining wall collapsed into the creek.

Creron says there was a real fear the entire structure would have followed, if the rock wall wasn't built.

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