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Flooding in Southwestern Ontario, pictures and video

Rainfall and snow melt around the Grand River watershed has caused dramatic and dangerous flooding in townships and cities around Brantford and Waterloo region. Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and London are also flooded.

Warm weather and snow melt has caused localized flooding across Southern Ontario

Ice chunks washed ashore on Water St. in Cambridge, Ont. Feb. 22, 2018. (Alex Amaral/Facebook)

Significant rainfall and snow melt around the Grand River watershed has caused flooding in and around townships and cities in Brantford and Waterloo region.

Flooding in the Grand River watershed between Cambridge and Brantford was similar to flood levels experienced in June of 2017, Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) said in a release.

Parts of Brantford have been ordered to evacuate due to watershed flooding conditions, city officials said.

In a tweet posted Wednesday morning, the city said that residents, schools and businesses in the areas of Holmedale, West Brant and Eagle Place have to evacuate.

A small memorial for three-year-old Kaden Young on the river bank near where he was swept away in flood waters near Grand Valley, Ont. Feb. 22 after his mother lost her grip on him. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)
Ice buildup on the Grand River in Brantford, Ont. Feb. 22, 2018. (Martin Trainor/CBC)

LATEST FLOODING UPDATES:

Parts of Brantford are under an evacuation order because of rising water levels. (Annie Poulin/Radio-Canada)
Water Street and Concession Street in Cambridge will remain closed while crews work to clear chunks of ice on the roads. (Waterloo Regional Police)
Three parking lots are under water in London, Ont.'s north end following days of rainfall. (Kate Dubinski/CBC)
The Grand River Conservation Authority said New Hamburg, Ont. is vulnerable to flooding as the Nith River overflows. The riverbank is at the angled tree in the centre distance of this photo from Feb. 21, 2018. (Elyse Williams)

Flooding extends to London, Chatham-Kent

The cities of London and Chatham-Kent have also been experiencing flooding. 

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority has issued a flood warning for London and several roads are closed in that city.

Several roads have also been closed in Chatham-Kent and municipal officials are warning businesses in the downtown area to expect basement flooding.