Landslide cuts off access and power to Anacla and Bamfield

Road is blocked approximately 32 km out from Port Alberni

A landslide has occurred near Anacla and Bamfield, resulting in a loss of power and access to both communities. According to BC Hydro, 340 customers in the area have been without power since 10:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 and will remain so until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

According to Huu-ayaht office administrator Phyllis Williams, the road – owned by Western Forest Products – is impassable starting at 32 km out from Port Alberni.

Community health and social development coordinator Kristen Young said that one of their workers had been sent out there but had to turn around due to a tree across the road.

The regional district is looking into what has happened.

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