Grand River Conservation Authority warns of possible weekend flooding
|globalnews.ca 13 Apr 2018 at 12:38|
Brantford residents were being evacuated due to flooding along the Grand River after an ice jam upstream of Parkhill Dam sent a surge of water downstream on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
A Freezing Rain warning has been placed throughout much of the area, with Environment Canada projecting ice build-up of 10 to 20 millimeters across the region by Sunday morning, with some areas possibly receiving more than 20 millimeters of freezing rain.
The GRCA adds that areas upstream of major reservoirs, such as Grand Valley and Drayton, along with New Hamburg and Ayr on the Nith river, may be especially prone to flooding.
Conditions will be monitored closely throughout the weekend and updates will be issued as necessary.
Residents are reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery, and when combined with these weather conditions, can pose a serious hazard.