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Canadian soldiers patrol Gatineau's hardest-hit areas

While water levels appear to have peaked on the Ottawa River, the Canadian Armed Forces remain on the scene in Gatineau, helping residents deal with the worst of the spring floods.

Radio-Canada goes on ride-along with military through flooded city streets

Soldiers help residents of flooded Gatineau streets

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As parts of Quebec remain under water, the Canadian military is spreading out to the communities that have been hit the hardest by flooding. 0:41

While water levels appear to have peaked on the Ottawa River, the Canadian Armed Forces remain on the scene in Gatineau, helping residents deal with the worst of the spring floods.

On Monday more than 800 people had voluntarily left their homes because of the floodwaters and roughly 283,000 sandbags had been distributed to help keep the water at bay, according to the city's latest update. 

Federal government buildings will remain closed for a second straight day Tuesday, as will many municipal buildings.

Radio-Canada was able to join soldiers on a ride-along Monday, as they made their way through parts of the city still underwater.

A Canadian soldier is thanked by a Gatineau resident on Rue Glaude on May 8, 2017. (Laurie Trudel/Radio-Canada)

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