Road closures due to flooding as rain and snow melt continue

Road closures due to flooding as rain and snow melt continue
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Road closures due to flooding as rain and snow melt continue

Ditches were filling with water in Maryhill Monday morning due to rain and melting snow.

Towns and cities near the Grand River watershed are still under a flood warning as continuing snow melt and significant rain fall has caused river levels to rise.

In a statement, the Grand River Conservation Authority said the watershed has received 20 to 30 millimetres of rain over the last 24 hours and anticipate an additional 20 to 25 mm of rain over the next day.

Grand River flooding bridge Kitchener Feb 20 2017
High waters of the Grand River in Kitchener, Ont. after rainfall Feb. 19/20 2018 (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

A rainfall warning is in effect for Waterloo Region and Wellington County, according to Environment Canada.

50 to 75 mm of rain is expected to fall throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday, causing several roads to close in surrounding townships.

Rod Leeson, fire chief of the Wilmot Fire Department told CBC News they are not experiencing significant flooding at this time, but are keeping a close eye on the situation and anticipate flooding later in the evening.

"More of our problems are going to occur later this evening, overnight and into tomorrow," he said. "We are anticipating the Nith river is going to rise and continue to rise until the rainfall stops."

Leeson adds they will notify residents if there is significant flooding.

Road closures due to flooding
Several roads in Wilmot Township have closed due to flooding:

Lisbon Road, east of Nafziger Road.
Wilby Road from Nafziger Road to Sandhills Road.
Carmel Koch Road from Nafziger Road to Sandhills Road.
In Cambridge:

The southbound lane of Blair Road from Langdon Drive to Cruickston Park Lane is closed due to flooding.
Blackbridge Drive has been closed.
In Woolwich, several roads are also closed.

Barnswallow Drive between Kingfischer Drive and Nighthawk Lane.
Mockingbird Drive between Barnswallow Drive and Oriole Parkway West.
Intersection of Willis Road and Tribe Road is closed.
Misty River Drive in Conestogo is closed from Glasgow Street to Flax Mill Drive. Glasgow Street is closed starting in Conestogo and ending in Waterloo at Country Squire Road.

In Wellesley, Seignor Line and Manser Road between Deborah Glaister and Perth Line 7 are closed.

North Dumfries has closed Thomson Street from Inglis to Elliott streets in Ayr. Public works crews have also closed the Main Street sidewalk near the Jedburgh Dam.

In Centre Wellington, Sideroad 5 between First Line and Third Line is closed. And, Wellington Road 18 between Salem and 8th Line has been closed by Wellington O.P.P. due to flooding.

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