Teck outlines mine and road closures in statement to employees

Teck has released a statement for all employees, outlining closures of mine sites and roads as a result of the flooding.

  • Jun. 21, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Teck has released a statement for all employees, outlining closures of mine sites and roads as a result of the flooding.

The Fording River mine site is temporarily closed but is expected to return to normal operations on day shift this Monday June 24.

Fording River has a small crew in place to protect the environment, equipment and to prepare for a safe return to work. Employees will be contacted directly if they are required to join this crew prior to Monday.

All other Fording River employees are requested to return to work on their regular schedule from Monday, June 24.

Coal Mountain Operations is also temporarily closed because the Corbin Road is inaccessible at this time.

Work is under way to reestablish safe access to the site.

Coal Mountain employees who are required to work will be contacted directly with the details.

All other Coal Mountain employees should listen for further updates at www.thefreepress.ca or check the recorded message at 250-425-7389.

Employees at Elkview, Line Creek and Greenhills should continue to work their normal schedule unless informed otherwise.

“Teck is committed to everyone going home safe and healthy every day – please stay away from river banks during this period of high flow,” the statement read.

Teck thanked all staff and local residents for their understanding and assistance during the severe weather events in the Elk Valley.