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Nearly 50 homes evacuated in Gatineau

Nearly 100 people have registered with Gatineau's disaster assistance centre as city crews try to contain floodwaters.

98 people registered with Gatineau's disaster assistance centre

A flooded street is closed off in Pointe-Gatineau on April 22, 2019. (Jean-François Poudrier/Radio-Canada)

Approximately 50 homes in Gatineau, Que., have been evacuated as city crews try to contain floodwaters.

Nearly 100 people — 81 adults and 17 children — were registered with the city's disaster assistance centre as of Monday morning, the city said.

Crews spent part of Monday morning building gravel barriers along certain streets. The barriers serve as makeshift roads in case residents have to flee their homes.

Residents who do so are asked to register at the disaster assistance centre at the Jean René Monette building or call 311.

River levels peaked Sunday and remained stable overnight, but river regulators said the levels are expected to stay high for at least a few days.

Crews build a gravel barrier along Rue de Versailles in Gatineau, Que. The barrier serves as a makeshift road to help residents escape if they need to. (Jean-François Poudrier/Radio-Canada)

Street closures

Numerous streets remain closed or open to local traffic only because of flooding.

Roads closed:

  • Rue Saint-Louis between rues Blais and Moreau.
  • Rue René between rues Oscar and Saint-Louis.

Local traffic only:

  • Rue Oscar.
  • Rue Saint-Louis between Highway 50 and Rue Blais.
  • Rue Blais between the cul-de-sac and Rue Saint-Louis.
  • Rue Adélard.
  • Rue René between the cul-de-sac and Rue Oscar and between Rue Saint-Louis and Rue Saint-François-Xavier.
  • Rue Jacques-Cartier between Rue de la Baie and Rue Saint-Louis.
  • Rue Riviera.
  • Rue Saint-Patrice, Rue Saint-Paul and Rue Glaude between Rue Saint-Sauveur and Rue Riviera.
  • Rue de Versailles between Rue Watt and Boulevard Hurtubise
  • Rue Campeau between Rue Notre-Dame and Boulevard Hurtubise
  • Boulevard Hurtubise.
  • Chemin du Fer-à-Cheval between Chemin du Quai and the cul-de-sac.

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