2019 floods: The latest road closures in Ottawa, Gatineau and beyond

Rising waters have closed or reduced the capacity of several streets and roadways in the Ottawa and Gatineau area.

Roads are likely to remain flooded through the week

Water along rue Jacques-Cartier has risen above some sandbag walls. (David Richard/CBC)

Rising waters have closed or reduced the capacity of several streets and highways in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

Here's a list of some of the roads affected by flooding as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officials are warning people to take care when driving through any standing or moving water as conditions can change rapidly. 

Road closures in Ottawa

(OC Transpo)

The Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway is being closed intermittently westbound from Slidell Street to Parkdale Avenue, and east of Woodroffe Avenue. 

The Chaudière Bridge between Ottawa and Gatineau is closed to all traffic until further notice. Traffic control devices are at the corner of Eddy and Laurier streets, and at the intersection of Booth Street and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

Route 44, 61 Terry Fox, 95 Barrhaven Centre and 105 buses will take the Portage Bridge.

Route 16 is avoiding Britannia Park and the Ron Kolbus Centre, stopping on Britannia Road just to the east of the park instead.

Routes 152 and 658 are not taking Grandview Road.

Eastbound Highway 174 in Cumberland has been closing off and on from Cameron Street to Old Montreal Road depending on the situation with the water.

If it's closed, catch Route 221 buses on the other side of the street.

  • Willola Beach Road is closed due to flooding.
  • Moorehead Drive is closed due to flooding.
  • Ivy Acres Road is closed east of Ritchie Side Roads due to a collapsed culvert.
  • Doris Currie Road is closed due to flooding.
  • Trim Road is closed at Jeanne D'Arc Boulevard due to flooding.
  • Grandview Road is closed at Carling Avenue due to flooding.
  • Greenland Road is closed from Armitage Avenue to Rock Forest Road due to flooding.
  • Bayview Drive (in Constance Bay, not the road in Hintoburg) is closed from Len Purcell to Ritchie Avenue.
  • Len Purcell Drive eastbound closed from Whistler to Fireside roads.
  • The northern end of Churchill Street N. is closed, north of Selby Avenue.
  • Jamieson Avenue is closed west of Bradford Street.
  • Kehoe Street is closed from Jamieson to Maud Street.
  • Pontiac Street is closed from Patricia to Cowley avenues.
  • Selby Avenue is closed from Churchill to Royal Avenue.
  • Boisé Lane is closed.
  • The northern end of Armstrong Road is closed, north of Phillip Road.
  • Leo Lane is closed.
  • Mohr's Road is closed between the Mississippi River and Galetta Side Road.

Several paths maintained by the National Capital Commission are also closed.

The Ecolos ferry between Rockland and Thurso, the Bourbonnais ferry between Masson-Angers and Cumberland and the Quyon ferry are not running because of the flooding.

Bourbonnais Ferries can't run because of flooding on chemin du Quai on the Quebec side. (David Richard/Radio-Canada)

Road closures in Gatineau

The Quebec Ministry of Transportation is closing all the on and off-ramps from Highway 50 to rue Saint-Louis, with a detour along boulevard de la Gappe.

A westbound lane of Highway 50 near Lac Leamy was closed overnight Monday because of flooding. Further lane closures may happen on the Draveurs bridge depending on water levels and the flow of rush hour traffic.

The Alonzo-Wright Bridge between boulevard la Vérendrye and Highway 105 is dedicated to only westbound traffic from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m. and eastbound traffic only from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

The Boyes bridge is closed along boulevard Saint-René Est between boulevard Lorrain and rue Boyes, meaning Saint-René is restricted to local traffic only from Montée Dalton to Lorrain.


  • Rue Saint-Louis is closed between Boulevard de le Gappe and rue Moreau.
  • Rue Moreau.
  • Boulevard de la Gappe south of rue Carmen.
  • Rue René.
  • Rue Blais.
  • Rue Ernest-Charron.
  • Rue Saint-François-Xavier.
  • Rue Oscar.
  • Rue Adélard.
  • Rue Corriveau.
  • Rue Olida.
  • Rue Oxford
  • Rue Carmen.
  • Ruelle du Como.
  • Rue du Prince-Albert.
  • Rue Montgolfières
  • Rue Jacques-Cartier is closed from Saint-Louis to rue Montgolfières; another smaller stretch is closed further west from Saint-Louis to rue Joseph-Bélanger.

Lac Beauchamp

  • Rue Riviera.
  • Rue Saint-Saveur.
  • Most of rue Campeau.
  • Rue de Vimy.
  • A section of rue Notre-Dame near Wabassee Creek.
  • The southern end of rue Sanscartier.
  • Rue Saint-Denis.
  • Rue Glaude.
  • Rue Saint-Patrice.
  • Rue Saint-Paul.
  • Rue de Versailles and rue Sabourin between rue Watt and boulevard Hurtubise.
  • Boulevard Hurtubise.
A woman walks through water at the corner of Rue Watt and Rue Sabourin in Gatineau's Lac-Beauchamp district on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (David Richard/Radio-Canada)


  • Chemin du Fer-à-cheval.
  • Rue Gabriel-Constantineau.
  • Rue Victor-Charlebois.
  • Rue du Ruisseau south of rue Lasalle.
  • The southern end of chemin du Quai at the ferry terminal.


  • Chemin Vanier south of rue Martel.
  • Rue Lamoureux west of rue Dorion.
  • Southern rue Dorion,
  • The very southern end of rues Jubilee, Hemlock, Riverview and Saratoga.
  • Chemin Fraser south of rue du Minervois and another section between rue Jacques-Philion and rue des Grand-Chateaux.
  • Chemin Queen's Park west of rue to Triathlon.

Roads in Gatineau restricted to local traffic only

  • Rue Saint-Louis between rue de Picardie and boulevard de la Gappe, also between rue Rodolphe and rue Moreau.
  • Rue Jacques-Cartier between rue de la Baie to Montgolfières.
  • Avenue Lapointe.
  • Rue F.-X. Bouvier.
  • Rue Notre-Dame between rue Monseigneur-Lemieux and rue Léger, and strips between boulevard Labrosse and rue de Verchères.
  • Rue Léger and chemin du Lac between Monseigneur-Lemieux and Notre Dame.
  • A short section of rue Campeau south of rue Notre-Dame.
  • Rue de la Colonie.
  • Rue Plouffe.
  • Rue Watt between rue de Versailles and rue Sabourin.
  • Rue Lamoureux between rue Dorion and chemin Vanier.
  • The very southern end of rue Côté.
  • Rues Hemlock, Pine and Butternut south of rue Juniper.
  • Rues Lake, Forest and René-Thérien south of rue Arbutus.
  • Rue du Tamarac.
  • Rue Woods south of rue d'Ellesmere.
  • Place de la Berge,
  • Rue Riverview south of Allée Higgerty.
  • Chemin Queen's Park east of rue de Corail.

The city's flood page has an interactive map.

Road closures in eastern Ontario


Albert and Alexander streets are closed north of Lake Street as part of the city's efforts to keep people away from the waterfront.


The main bridge to Garrison Petawawa over the Petawawa River reopened Wednesday afternoon.

  • Rantz Road is closed near Highway 17.
  • River Drive is open to local traffic only.

Road closures in western Quebec

Pontiac (partially or fully closed):

Its website has a list of dozens of full or partially closed roads.

Some of these streets are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Fire chief Richard Groulx says over 100 people have been asked to evacuate their homes in the village of Quyon amid fears that a dike near the community could fail. 0:36


  • Chemin Mitchell's bridge is down to one lane
  • Rue de la Pineraie is closed at the culvert; detour on  montée Paiement and chemin des Bâtisseurs.
  • Chemin Taylor is closed.
  • Chemin Whipple is closed at chemin de la Blanche.
  • Chemin de la Montagne is down to one alternating lane at Allée des Vacanciers, closed at chemin du Moulin.
  • Chemin des Rapides is down to one lane in certain spots.
  • Chemin River is closed in L'Ange Gardien.


  • Rue Fortier between rue Achim and rue Laviolette. Open to local traffic.
  • Rue Achim. Open to local traffic.
  • Chemin de la Presqu'île. Open to local traffic.
  • Montée Lanthier on the western shore of Lac des Îles. Open to local traffic.
  • Chemin de Ferme-Rouge. Open to local traffic.
  • Chemin du Lac-de-la-Dame past the last house.


  • The bridge over the Petite-Nation River on rue Principale, part of Highway 321, is closed.


Flooding on the Petite-Nation River closed rue Principale in Saint-André-Avellin, Que. (Antoine Trépanier/Radio-Canada)


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