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Helicopters flying out guests from Sasquatch Resort as hundreds remain stranded

Last Updated Feb 2, 2020 at 4:18 pm PDT

FILE: Road to Sasquatch Resort in the Fraser Valley Saturday Feb. 1. (Michael Kuss, NEWS 1130 Photo)

AGASSIZ (NEWS 1130) — Hundreds of people remain stranded at Sasquatch Mountain Resort in Agassiz, but some customers are getting flown out by helicopters.

On Saturday, a landslide blocked a road in both directions of a hill connected to the resort in Agassiz.

According to media relations officer at the resort Shelby Lim, a new issue at hand is power supply.

“The people that are living up here, their issue isn’t getting down,” she says. Residents living up on the hill are working on getting electricity, “so they can stay warm and cook their food.”

Before power was restored the resort was the only source of power in the community and was relying on back-up generators to provide food and heat resources for nearby residents and customers.

As helicopters continue to pick-up customers at the resort, they are also dropping off supplies for the hotel.

Ariel Nickel says she is among many who’ve paid $150.00 to book a helicopter flight out of the area.

“We were actually quite excited that we got to do this. And I have a service dog, so he got to join us on the flight as well,” Nickel told NEWS 1130.

So far, the guest services team at the resort has been able to distribute food, fuel and medicine for those that need it.

The district of Kent declared a state of emergency Saturday afternoon.