Flooding in Southwestern Ontario, pictures and video
Warm weather and snow melt has caused localized flooding across Southern Ontario
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.
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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.
touch icy on Water St this morning <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbridge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cbridge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/icejam?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#icejam</a> <a href="https://t.co/weuKQwYH0E">pic.twitter.com/weuKQwYH0E</a>—@KeystoneFarm
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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.
The Thames River in Chatham-Kent is rising, flowing fast in downtown. <br><br>Our latest on closures, warnings:<a href="https://t.co/xsbsAF65sK">https://t.co/xsbsAF65sK</a> <a href="https://t.co/bZEe6fTWRO">pic.twitter.com/bZEe6fTWRO</a>—@ChrisEnsingCBC
Several roads have also been closed in Chatham-Kent and municipal officials are warning businesses in the downtown area to expect basement flooding.
London floodplains in major parks such as Harris, Gibbons are moving flood waters downstream. Stay safe. Largest event since 1977 <a href="https://t.co/KYVpOBfgFo">pic.twitter.com/KYVpOBfgFo</a>—@UTRCAmarketing
Risque d'inondations à Chatham-Kent, les autorités prévoient le niveau d'eau le plus élevé des 10 dernières années. Pas d'évacuation pour l'instant, le pire est attendu pour vendredi. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iciwdr?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#iciwdr</a> <a href="https://t.co/SL5kBugsk6">pic.twitter.com/SL5kBugsk6</a>—@cathpoisson