Emergency crews including police and fire responded to a report of a small slide on West Hill Bench Road just after 1 p.m. Saturday. Traffic was reduced to single lane and by 2 p.m. Argo road maintenance crews were on scene doing clean up work. The slide was a couple hundred metres from the Highway 97 turnoff. Mark Brett/Western News

Slide interupts traffic on West Bench Hill Road

A small slide interupted traffic on West Bench Hill Road early Saturday afternoon.

RCMP and Penticton Fire Rescue were dispatched to the scene of the slide which blocked the west lane of the roadway a couple of hundred metres from the Highway 97 turnoff.

Traffic was reduced to single-lane alternating while crews waited for Argo road maintance crews to arrive to begin work.

Officials were not immediately available for comment however there are concerns the recent heavy rainfall may have been a factor. There is at least once residence immediately above the cliff which broke way and it’s not know if there is any danger of further compromise of the bank.

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