Dangerous Weather Alert is in Effect for Halton

Published April 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

While we all know it’s wet and yucky outside, we might not all realize how hazardous some parts of Oakville, Burlington, Milton and surrounding areas might be.

While we all know it’s wet and yucky outside, we might not all realize how hazardous some parts of Oakville, Burlington, Milton and surrounding areas might be.

A flood outlook is currently in effect.

The watershed conditions statement was released by Conservation Halton on Wednesday evening and will remain in effect through Monday.

Environment Canada is forecasting light freezing rain – and rain near Lake Ontario – over the next two days.

“Widespread flooding is not anticipated. Our reservoirs are still in range of our seasonal holding levels and have storage capacity available,” the statement reads.

“However, fast flowing water and flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should be on alert.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to keep a safe distance from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams.

Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks “continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.”

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