Flood warning in effect for Mississauga and Brampton

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Published February 22, 2022 at 7:47 am

A flood warning continues to be in effect throughout today (Feb 22) and tomorrow in Mississauga and Brampton as temperatures continue to creep up.

With daytime highs of 7C today and tomorrow and as much as 15mm of rain this afternoon, the Credit Valley Conservation said run-off in a number of areas and rising water levels could be potentially dangerous to residents.

Ice formations are slowly melting and high water levels are hitting ice jams in a number of places along the Credit River, affecting residents in Churchville and Streetsville. Experts are also concerned about the significant amount of ice that remains upstream of the Paper Mill Dam in Georgetown.

Once the water breaks through the ice jams, city staff warns the high water flowing along areas inside Caledon, Halton Hills, Brampton and Mississauga, which could cause flooding to households.

The following are ice jam prone locations along the Credit River:

• Town of Caledon: Ferndale, Cheltenham, Terra Cotta
• Town of Halton Hills: Glen Williams
• City of Brampton: Eldorado Park to Churchville
• City of Mississauga: Meadowvale, Erindale Park, Streetsville Memorial Park

The public is urged to stay away from all watercourses, especially areas with broken ice.

The CVC said the Flood Warning will be in effect through February 23 or until further notice.

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