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Storm potential raises flood concerns

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 14, 2014 - 8:40 AM |
Many of Sudbury's streets were partially flooded Monday, including this section of Auger Avenue in New Sudbury. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Many of Sudbury's streets were partially flooded Monday, including this section of Auger Avenue in New Sudbury. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

With Environment Canada warning the region could see 25 millimetres of rain and 5 to 10 centimetres of snow — yes, snow — today, Nickel District Conservation Authority is keeping a close eye on lakes and rivers for potential flooding.

The most intense part of the weather system, which could also bring freezing rain and snow, is expected to hit the region later this afternoon and into the evening, the Nickel District Conservation Authority (NCDA) warns.

Although temperatures are expected to drop over the course of the week, it will not significantly slow the runoff, NDCA said.

The association is asking residents, particularly those in low-lying areas, to monitor conditions closely.

People are asked to be cautious around creeks and rivers, especially children.

NCDA will issue an update around noon today.

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