An evacuation order has been issued by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George for 9 residences in the Mountain View Road area near McBride.

The order has been issued as a result of debris flow along Willox Creek that occurred in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

Those in the evacuation order area are asked to leave the area immediately. They are also required to register with the Regional District by calling 250-960-4400 or 1-800-667-1959.

Members of the public are asked to stay away from the incident site and are reminded to exercise extreme caution near rivers and streams.

High water-flows can cause bank erosion and instability including debris flow, and currents in the river can be volatile and unpredictable.