Friday, March 15th 2019, 8:31 pm - The swinging temperatures have caused flooding conditions for some
The recent warming temperatures that spread throughout southern Ontario and joined the rain over the past few days has resulted in widespread snow melt and flooding along the Grand River.
The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) has issued a combined Flood Warning/ Flood Watch message, which notifies the public that the significant snow pack melt could result in flooding of low lying areas that are typically prone to spring flooding, and the increased risk of ice jams in areas such as Grand Valley, New Hamburg, Brantford, and Port Maitland.
Social media users have posted videos of the flooding occuring in New Hamburg, where a flood warning has been issued.
The GRCA states that the public should exercise extreme caution along all water bodies, as banks near rivers and creeks are slippery, and children and pets should be kept away from all watercourses and weakening frozen bodies of water.
Southwestern Ontario can expect weekend temperatures to be near seasonal, which will help prevent the flooding from worsening.
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