Residents warned to stay away from bodies of water in Mississauga

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Residents are being warned to steer clear of waterways due to incoming rain and warmer temperatures in Mississauga.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) says Environment Canada is forecasting 5-10 mm of light to moderate rain this afternoon and this evening (March 3), along with warmer temperatures up to 4 degrees.

Rain and melting of the snowpack are expected to increase runoff, water levels and flows in the watercourses throughout the watershed.

CVC says that while flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, higher water levels and flows will result in local streams and rivers becoming dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams.

The public is advised to stay away from all watercourses and ensure that children and pets keep away.

Residents living near watercourses are advised to remove or secure all loose items in the floodplain.

The watershed conditions statement will be in effect through to Thursday, March 5, 2020, or until further notice.

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