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Posted on: February 6, 2020

City of White Rock closes ravine, sections of park, to keep public safe

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The City of White Rock has closed areas of Ruth Johnson Park and extended the closure of Coldicutt Ravine following record rainfall in the past week that caused damage and slope failures that threaten public safety.

The City closed Coldicutt Ravine on Jan. 31 after record rainfall resulted in significant damage to the ravine and the lower portion of Ruth Johnson Park. The Coldicutt Ravine will remain closed for an indefinite period.

Repairs in Ruth Johnson Park are underway and some of the trails may open late next week. Two areas of the park will remain closed while slope monitoring and assessment take place, which could be a number of weeks.

City staff are working with geotechnical engineers to collect data, review assessments and consider possible fixes for the park and ravine. Signage is on site, and the City will be placing improved signage and barricades in the closed areas.

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White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker 

 “I urge people in White Rock to pay attention to signage and stay out of the Coldicutt Ravine and the closed areas of Ruth Johnson Park.

This is for your own safety. If you ignore the signs and the barricades, you may put yourself in the pathway of several tons of debris if one of the slope failures releases into a slide.”

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City closes pathway at Duprez Street, Coldicutt Ravine, following rainfall and mud.

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