Flooding, other dangerous conditions a potential threat to Mississauga residents, officials warn


Published February 9, 2023 at 9:57 am

Mississauga officials are warning residents to stay away from water bodies and other potentially dangerous spots in the next day or so as heavy rainfall can bring flooding to certain areas of the city.

“Heavy rain and melting ice and snow can cause flooding and dangerous conditions,” the City of Mississauga said in a social media post this morning (Feb. 9).

Localized flooding may occur in areas of poor drainage.

Officials urge people to:

  • avoid the Credit River, creeks and slippery banks
  • keep children and pets away from deep, cold water (Lake Ontario and man-made lakes in the Meadowvale area)
  • clear snow and ice from catch basins, when safe
  • report stormwater issues to 311

Environment Canada has issued a heavy rainfall and strong winds warning for Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington and Oakville.

The messy mix begins today and rain, at times, will be very heavy. Total rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm with southwesterly winds gusting 70 to 90 km/h are expected.

High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Isolated utility outages are possible.

There is also a risk of freezing rain, the warning states.

The nasty weather is expected to end overnight tonight or early Friday morning.


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