July 22, 2011

Mission Flats Road and Landfill Re-Opens to the Public

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops will be re-opening the Mission Flats Road to the general public today, Friday, July 22nd at noon (12:00 pm). Also, the City's Mission Flats Landfill will be open today from 12:00 to 4:30 pm and will continue to operate as per regular business hours.

Repairs to the main liquid waste pumping station and clean-up efforts as a result of this incident are still ongoing. Further details regarding this incident will be provided by the City of Kamloops as they become available.

The City would like to thank Domtar for their support throughout this incident by providing the use of their heavy equipment and property as well as their understanding with the disruption of the necessary road closure near the mill. Additionally, the City would like to recognize the quick response of all contractors who provided assistance throughout this incident. All efforts put towards repairing and supporting this incident are much appreciated.

For information on the City landfills, visit www.kamloops.ca/garbage/landfills.shtml.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Media Contact:
Chris Jackson, Utility Services Supervisor
City of Kamloops
250-320-0652

Randy Diehl, Chief Administrative Officer
City of Kamloops
250-319-1839