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Flooding update - May 9 2017 at 9:30 am

May 9, 2017 -

The City of Kingston is continuing to monitor the water levels to ensure we are prepared for flooding.

The news release issued by CRCA – Flood Warning for Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River, May 8 – remains in effect. For complete release visit: www.CRCA.ca

For further information on the Lake Ontario Flood Watch updates please visit: www.Ontario.ca/flooding

For up-to-date flood information and resources, please visit the CRCA's flood forecasting information webpage: www.CRCA.ca/flood

We will continue to update the website and social media as information becomes available. All flooding updates can be found at: www.cityofkingston.ca/floodupdates

Road closures due to flooding

The following roads in the City of Kingston are currently completely closed or partially closed. Please avoid any road that is closed. The City of Kingston, Engineering Department is monitoring and assessing roads impacted by flooding.

  • Front Road at the bridge has one lane open in either direction.
  • Abbey Dawn Road, near Hwy #2 remains closed and will be closed until further notice. Please choose an alternate route.

There are additional roads that are impacted by road flooding, they remain passable. Please use caution and reduce speed when approaching areas of flooding.

The recent heavy and prolonged rainfall has resulted in a significant development of potholes on city roads and streets. These potholes will be addressed as soon as possible.

Kingston Transit

Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date service alerts at www.cityofkingston.ca/busdetours

Sand Bags

The City of Kingston has a limited number of sand bags available for the public. If residents have questions or concerns about their property, please contact the City of Kingston at 613-546-0000 for information about sand bags.

For information on filling sand bags and building a sand bag berm please visit CRCA website. www.CRCA.ca

Residents are reminded to stay away from the edge of the water. Keep children and pets away from fast moving water.

For information and updates monitor www.CityofKingston.ca/News

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton at 613-329-3462