The collapsed crane on the construction site in downtown Kelowna has been safely dismantled and removed, and the area is now considered safe. As a result, the evacuation order issued in response to the crane collapse and the local state of emergency were lifted.
While the evacuation order for Bertramstrasse 1450 was lifted, residents should prepare to re-enter the building after 12 noon on Thursday July 22nd Allow time for ongoing restoration work. The conditions and logistics related to re-entry are managed by the property management group for this address.
All properties with the exception of gas in 1449 St. Paul were supplied with electricity and gas. This building was physically affected by the crane collapse and is being examined by the client and is currently closed.
The EOC is grateful for the careful and safety conscious efforts of all organizations involved to ensure the safety of the public and workers during the demanding dismantling and removal of the collapsed crane. The EOC also extends its condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy.
All remaining road and sidewalk closures, including barricades, are in place for safety reasons and should be followed for safety reasons.
For the latest information on the situation, including a map, and how to register for e-updates, visit cordemergency.ca
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