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Heavy rains causing localized flooding of roadways in Leeds & Thousand Islands Township

Heavy rains causing localized flooding of roadways in Leeds & Thousand Islands Township

Lansdowne – Heavy rains which started on Sunday July 23rd, 2017 are causing significant impacts of waters on roadways, waterways and private lands.

The forecast is calling for total rainfall amounts of 50 to 100 mm by Tuesday morning. Local rainfall amounts up to 200 mm are likely, especially in the St. Lawrence Valley. In light of this situation, the public is encouraged to:

  • drive slowly (5 km or slower) in affected areas
  • detour around closed roads
  • stay back from open and rushing waters (or take safety precautions, such as wearing personal floatation devices, if you must be near open water)
  • frequently test drinking water during and immediately after this type of weather event and ensure alternate drinking water sources are available.

Affected Areas

Flooded Roads 

Blue Mountain Rd at County Road 4
Blue Mountain Road at Graham Road
County Road 2 from Railway Street to Reynolds Road
County Road 3 at Union Road
Deryaw Road
Ellisville Road
Gilbert Road
Haig Road
Kyes Road
Marble Rock Road
Miller Road
Rockfield Road

Closed Roads

Quabbin Hill Road

Back Street

Sandbags and sand are available at:

Township Public Works building, 1233 Prince Street, Lansdowne
Fire Station 4, 312 Lyndhurst Road, Lyndhurst

Please bring your own shovels and manpower. Online information for tips on sandbag filling and dyke construction is available.

The Emergency Control Group will continue to monitor the situation. Updates on road conditions will be regularly provided at www.leeds1000islands.ca.

Due to the number of roadways affected, anticipate that recovery efforts will take 2-3 weeks. Your patience is requested and appreciated.

 

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