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Detour in effect for Invermere’s Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail

A small section of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail in Invermere has been closed off due to erosion along the bank.

“The Trail remains fully open, there is just one small section that has experienced some erosion on the downhill side of the embankment and we are asking trail users to detour around that area until we have been able to fully assess it,” explained General Manager of Engineering and Environmental Services, Kevin Paterson in a release.

“We have marked this section with flagging tape, signage and barriers. While there is plenty of space to go around the affected area and trail access has not been impeded, we are urging trail users to slow down and exercise caution while going around the barriers as this is an area adjacent to Westside Road.”

A geotechnical engineering firm is expected to be on-site soon to complete a full assessment.

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“We will continue to keep the public advised as we learn more, but would like to thank trail users for respecting the temporary barricades and for their patience while we work to restore full access,” added Paterson.

The cordoned-off section is on the Invermere end of the trail east of the main parking lot.

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