Landslide blocks road on south shore of B.C.'s Shuswap Lake

A landslide on the south shore of Shuswap Lake, north of Salmon Arm, B.C., has blocked a road, but there are no reports of injuries or damage to homes.

A landslide on the south shore of Shuswap Lake, north of Salmon Arm, B.C., has blocked a road, but there are no reports of injuries or damage to homes.

The slide happened early Saturday evening near Eagle Bay, a community of approximately 400 people in the South Shuswap region.

According to an eyewitness, a few trees came down in the slide and took out some power lines.

Allen Fitzell, who manages a number of summer properties on Eagle Bay Road, told CBC News the road is blocked and a number of properties were only accessible by water.

Fitzell estimates the slide area is about 150-feet long and 40-feet across.

Google Map: Eagle Bay

With files from the CBC's Chad Pawson