VIDEO: Stay away from creeks and rivers with ‘high and fast-moving water’ in Brampton


Published April 3, 2024 at 4:14 pm

Brampton river rain warning
Firefighters in Brampton are urging residents to stay away from waterways. (Photo: BFES)

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services is warning residents to stay away from running water as wet weather this week could lead to dangerous conditions.

An early spring storm prompted a weather warning from Environment Canada, calling for rain and winds of 40 km/h with gusts hitting up to 60 km/h.

Even more precipitation is expected through to Friday, and firefighters are urging residents to steer clear of rivers and creeks “due to the potential of high and fast-moving water.”

The fire service is reminding residents to keep safety in mind when near water sources in the city and avoid getting too close to the edges of any waterways while enjoying the outdoors.

A similar warning was also issued by Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services urging people to “stay away from all waterways.”

The storm may also lead to power outages, and officials say to call 911 and stay 30 feet away if you see a downed power line.

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