Pincher Creek, Alberta – Effective 12:30 pm, the mandatory evacuation area in the MD of Pincher Creek has been reduced in size. The area from highway 505 south to Township road 3-2 (Oil Basin Road) is now re-opened. This area is now considered to be under evacuation alert, meaning residents should be prepared to evacuate on short notice should circumstances change.
A map is attached to show the area that remains under mandatory evacuation.
MD of Pincher Creek residents returning to homes that were under the evacuation order should pick up a re-entry information package. Packages are available at the MD administration office and at the old road block location on Highway 5 at the 505 junction.
Utilities to the affected areas have not been restored. Residents who choose to return should be prepared to be without electricity and/or gas. Crews are working to restore services but there is no estimation on when this will be completed.
The Mandatory Evacuation Order for Cardston County has been lifted.
Mandatory Evacuation orders remain in effect for Waterton Lakes National Park as well as Castle Mountain Resort. RCMP are controlling access to the areas that remain under evacuation with the use of road blocks on Highway 5 at Oil Basin Road and at the intersection of Highway 5&6, east of Waterton Park gates.
Pincher Creek RCMP