Downpour could cause danger around waterways in Burlington, Oakville, Milton


Published June 21, 2024 at 12:05 pm

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Yesterday’s heavy downpour throughout Halton Region has spurred a warning for residents of Oakville, Burlington and Milton.

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,” said a spokesperon.

“Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.”

In some areas, between 25 and 50 mm of rain fell during the short period for which Environment Canada issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.

Widespread flooding was not anticipated, however fast flowing water and flooding of low-lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected.

“Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue an update to this Watershed Condition Statement –Water Safety message as conditions warrant.”

This Watershed Condition Statement will be in effect through Saturday June 22.

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