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Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal's underground parkade closed after rockslide causes structural damage

Reports suggest at least two structural columns collapsed inside the underground parkade after a rockslide
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The underground parkade at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal is now closed after a structural collapse on Sunday.

The BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay underground parking lot is now closed, after a rockslide sent rocks and debris into multiple levels of the parkade Sunday afternoon.

The District of West Vancouver confirmed that shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday, West Van Fire and Rescue Services members were called to the scene where they found some damage to the fencing and dry sprinkler system in the building, and minor damage to some vehicles in the parkade.

"Now that the scene is secure, the District of West Vancouver will investigate the circumstances of the hillside collapse," the district said in a statement to North Shore News.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, about 25 millimetres of rain fell on Sunday leading up to the time of the slide.

BC Ferries said the parkade is now closed due to safety concerns. "Safety is our highest priority and the parkade has been closed until further notice," the ferry service said.

“Surface level parking is limited, but available in the lot adjacent to the ticketing and administration building. Staff are on site at the parkade to assist customers,” the statement read.

No injuries were recorded, and ferry sailings were not impacted.

“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience experienced as a result of the parkade closure.”

Charlie Carey is the North Shore News’ Indigenous and civic affairs reporter. This reporting beat is made possible by the Local Journalism Initiative.