A landslide has prompted the closure of Sooke River Road, meaning no vehicle access to Sooke Potholes Park, according to the District of Sooke.
The district, in a post on X (formerly Twitter) around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, says the road will be closed “for several hours” at the 3100-block “due to rock/landslide.”
It says crews are tending to the site.
Landslides are the down-slope movement of rock or debris, according to the B.C. government. It has tips on how to prepare for one on its website here.
Sooke Potholes Park, located near Sooke on southern Vancouver Island and adjacent to Sooke River, is home to “series of deep, naturally carved and polished rock pools,” notes BC Parks. “This area is a favourite day-use destination for many local and regional residents.”
The district says it will provide more information as it becomes available.
Road closure: #Sooke River Road is closed at the 3100 block due to rock/landslide. No vehicle access to Sooke Potholes Parks at this time.
Road is expected to be closed for several hours while crews tend to the site. More to come as available.
— SookeCa (@SookeCa) December 5, 2023