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High waters slow traffic on Notre Dame

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 14, 2014 - 6:59 PM |
Vehicles in the parking lot across from Value Village were sitting in water almost as high as their bumpers on April 14 after high water levels flooded out a portion of Notre Dame Avenue. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

Vehicles in the parking lot across from Value Village were sitting in water almost as high as their bumpers on April 14 after high water levels flooded out a portion of Notre Dame Avenue. Photo by Heather Green-Oliver.

There were ducks swimming in the parking lot at Rent N' Party April 14. 


As of 5:30 p.m. a portion of Notre Dame Avenue between, The Brick and the Greyhound Bus Station, was under water.



Traffic is slow going as the curb lanes heading north and south on Notre Dame in that area are affected by the flooding.

Drive with caution.

Heavy rains today in Greater will turn to freezing rain or snow, Environment Canada warns, and, combined with the still frozen ground, concern is increasing about potential flood risks.

The Nickel District Conservation Authority warned Monday that water levels have risen substantially in some areas, increasing flood worries even more.

Most of the rain can't be absorbed into the ground, and will instead add to the spring runoff as the late spring this year picks up momentum.

Temperatures will drop to -1 C later today, with scattered flurries expected overnight, when the mercury will dip to a chilly -9. It will stay cold, with a high of -4 C on Tuesday and 1 C on Wednesday. Highs around 9 C return later in the week, with more rain forecast on Saturday.

Residents living in low-lying areas, and parts of the city historically at risk of flooding, should keep an especially close eye on flood conditions. Large rivers that run into the city – including the Vermillion, Onaping and Wanapitei – will definitely be affected, the Authority said in its release.

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