The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Emergency Operation Centre will be transitioning to a new Public Information phone number.

“Due to the high volume of calls on the EOC Public Information Line, we are increasing the number of phones that we are able to answer,” the ECO said in a media release on Monday. “In order to add more lines, the CRD EOC will be transitioning to a new public information line phone number.”

The new number is 1-866-759-4977. The old number will still work and it will be forwarded to the new toll free number.

Up to ten callers will be able to wait in a queue on the new phone line. If there are more than ten callers waiting, you will hear a message advising of the high call load and to call back. There will be no voicemail available.

“We appreciate your understanding in the transition as we work to serve you better.”