The City of Kamloops, B.C., has declared a state of emergency and 22 people have been ordered evacuated from their homes due to an unstable slope.

Tammy Robertson, a spokesperson for the city, said the slope — north of the Rayleigh subdivision, near the turnoff to Sun Peaks — first showed signs of instability on April 10 due to pooling water, sloughing debris onto Highway 5 below.

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