Avalanche…Precautionary closure, the right thing to do

  • Jan. 17, 2011 8:00 a.m.
Signage at the bottom of Selkirk Drive.

Signage at the bottom of Selkirk Drive.

The closure of Selkirk Hill from Alexander Park Elementary School to the hill’s crest near the junction with Selkirk Drive has been lifted. During Saturday afternoon natural conditions caused an avalanche that partially covered the sidewalk and road. There were no injuries or damage to private property. The affected slope has been surveyed to confirm hazards to the public have been eliminated and Public Works crews have now cleared the area for normal use.