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Evacuation orders and alerts issued for properties on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford

Residents of two properties ordered to leave with five others put on standby
Evacuation orders were put in place for two properties at the bottom of Sumas Mountain on Nov. 30, 2021. (City of Abbotsford) Red area under evacuation order as of Nov. 30, 2021 on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford, yellow area under evacuation alert. (City of Abbotsford)

Two properties have been issued evacuation orders and five more received evacuation notices due to unstable slopes threatening Lower Sumas Mountain Road in Abbotsford late Tuesday.

The City of Abbotsford issued the evacuation order for 36650 Lower Sumas Mountain Rd. and 36598 Florence Rd., and evacuation alerts for 36352 Lower Sumas Mountain Rd., 3056 Sumas Mountain Rd., and 36598, 36545 and 33664 Florence Dr.

Residents were told to leave the area immediately and follow the travel route provided, then register at the Emergency Support Services reception centre at the Tradex building at 1190 Cornell St.

The orders and alerts are just the latest since a series of atmospheric rivers rocked the Fraser Valley, hitting Abbotsford particularly hard.

Earlier this week, a number of homes on the Sumas Mountain slopes were also evacuated due to a mudslide that came with mere metres of hitting homes in the Whatcom Road area.

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Slide photo: A number of residences in the Whatcom Road area were also placed under an evacuation order earlier in the week due to a slide. (Andy Holota/ Black Press Media)

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Two properties in a residential area near Lower Sumas Mountain Road were put under an evacuation order and five more under an evacuation alert Tuesday (Nov. 30, 2021) night. Homes in that area are on a steep hillside vulnerable to slides. A number of residences in the Whatcom Road area were placed under an evacuation order earlier in the week due to a slide, pictured here.. (Andy Holota/ Black Press Media)