Flood watch issued for Brockville area

A flood watch has been issued for part of eastern Ontario after heavy rainfall hit the area over the last day.

Several roads closed after rainfall hits region

A rainfall warning and flood watch have been issued for the Brockville area. (@CataraquiRCA/Twitter)

A flood watch has been issued for parts of eastern Ontario with up to 100 millimetres expected to fall across the region by Tuesday morning.

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority issued a flood watch for the Buells Creek Reservoir and Butler's Creek areas after Brockville received 90 millimetres of rain since Sunday afternoon.

In a release, the conservation authority said flooding could occur in the low-lying areas around the creeks and near the Detention Basin between Laurier Boulevard and the Memorial Centre.

Brockville Police said several roads have been closed because of flooding near the Buells Creek Reservoir.

Anyone in these areas is asked to be careful and avoid fast-moving water and remove any items that could be in a flood-prone area.

Brockville and Kingston under rainfall warnings

Both the Brockville and Kingston areas are under rainfall warnings.

Kingston Police are also warning people to avoid already flooded areas, including Dalton Avenue between Division Street and Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard, and Gardiners Road between Development Drive and Golden Mile Road.

Heavy rainfall impacts drivers along Highway 401 near Highway 416 on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Alan Habbick/CBC)