Conservation area issues flood watch in Lambton

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A satellite image of some of the remants of Hurricane Beryl heading into southern Ontario.

As the rain from the remnants of Hurrican Beryl continues, the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch.

Read the details below.

Environment Canada meantime says the showers should end tonight around midnight, although there is still a 40 per cent chance of showers. The winds will remain high with gusts of up to 70 km per hour.

St. Clair Region Conservation Authority Flood Watch

Highlights:

·         30 to 75 mm of rain over the past 24 hours

·         Elevated water levels, potential for flooding

·         Saturated soils; increased runoff and ponding

·         Road closures are expected

Message: Heavy and constant rainfall has lead to elevated water levels

Over the past 24 hours the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority watershed has received between 30-75mm of rain due to post tropical storm Beryl. At this time, it is predicted for an additional 5-10mm of rain this evening and overnight. As a result, water levels across the watershed are rising and have yet to peak. Localized flooding in low-lying areas; floodplain, agricultural and parkland is anticipated.

As water levels continue to rise, the following roads may become impacted:

·         Stanley Line between Kimball Road and Waubuno Road

·         Wabuno Road between Bickford Line and Oil Springs Line

·         Pretty Road north of McCallum Line

·         Waterworks Road north of Courtright Line

·         Tefler Road between Courtright Line and Moore Line

Individuals are reminded to avoid watercourses and flooded areas due to dangerous conditions, slippery banks and cold, swift moving water. Children and pets should be kept away from the water.

The Conservation Authority continues to monitor watershed conditions and will issue advisories to municipalities and media should flood issues arise

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