Evacuation Order #1 – Tomslake HAZMAT MVI

An Evacuation Order has been issued for a defined area of Tomslake, 1-kilometre radius of the junction of Highway 2 and 198 Road and extending South on Highway 2 to 197 Road.

This Evacuation Order has been issued due to immediate danger to life, safety, and health due to a HAZMAT Motor Vehicle Incident, involving a Cargo Truck.


Evacuees, please register at the Reception Centre by calling 250-263-3109.

  • If you need transportation assistance from the area, advise the person providing this notice or call 1-800-670-7773
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
  • Gather your family and, if you have room, take a neighbour or someone needing transportation. Do not use more vehicles then you have to.
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, cell & charger and keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
  • Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.

Further information will be issued at prrd.bc.ca and drivebc.ca

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Read the full Order here: Evacuation ORDER 1 Tomslake HAZMAT MVI

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