Rain expected to worsen flooding across soggy Quebec this week

Some areas of Quebec are experiencing minor flooding Wednesday morning, and rainfall in the forecast for the next few days may make the problem worse.

Province still reeling from flooding earlier this week can expect more with incoming rainfall

Part of Route 341, also known as Pontbriand Boulevard in Rawdon, closed earlier this week after flooding caused the road to collapse. (Jay Turnbull/CBC)

Some areas of Quebec are experiencing minor flooding Wednesday with rainfall expected to worsen the problem as the week wears on.

According to the Quebec government's public security website, the areas currently experiencing minor flooding include: Lanoraie, Sorel and Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, all located between Montreal and Trois-Rivières.

Sections of road in Joliette, Saint-Michel-des-Saints and Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie, located in the Lanaudière region, are also affected by flooding.

Hydro Météo, a non-governmental agency that monitors water levels, signalled that areas in Mauricie and Outaouais regions are also experiencing minor flooding.

The Richelieu River's water level remains high and is rising. It is expected to stay high into Thursday. Rivière Saint-Charles near Quebec City is also high. 

There is also some isolated flooding around Lac des Deux Montagnes west of Montreal.

Rain is expected to start Wednesday in areas across southern Quebec and continue on and off until at least Friday. 

The spring thaw, along with heavy rainfall, already caused flooding in southern Quebec during the long weekend.