Threat of flooding on Grand River diminishes

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The risk of the Grand River flooding in Brantford dropped significantly Tuesday evening.

According to Maria Visocchi, director of communications and community engagement, at 9:45 p.m. the city’s operational services staff confirmed that river level readings in the watershed through Brantford have continued to decline over the last two hours, mitigating the risk of flooding in our area.
“All roads will be reopened prior to the morning rush hour with the exception of Gilkinson Street which is expected to remain closed for the next two days,” Visocchi said in a statement. “Clean up efforts on Gilkinson due to ice damage from this incident are now underway.”
Shortly before 5 p.m., an ice jam on the river in Eagle Place broke, allowing the water to recede and flow freely.

Stay Safe

The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time and, when combined with current weather conditions, pose a serious hazard. Parents are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from all waterways and off frozen water bodies, which will be weakened as a result of the warming.

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