Flooding reported in areas of Leeds-Grenville

In this Monday, July 24, 2017 supplied photo, flooding is occuring near the Brock Street bridge in Brockville, Ont. A flood watch is in effect for the area. (Supplied via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – With all the rain expected today, areas of Brockville and Leeds-Grenville are already dealing with localized flooding.

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority issued a flood watch this afternoon for Buells-Butlers Creek and the detention basin behind Laurier Boulevard and the Memorial Center.

The CRCA says Brockville has received 90 millimeters (3.54 inches) of rain in the past 24 hours.

As well, police closed Centennial Road between Stewart Boulevard (County Road 29) and Windsor Drive due to flooding.

California Avenue from Parkedale Avenue to Waltham Road is also closed.

Meanwhile, in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, several roads are affected by flooding.

County Road 2, east of County Road 3, is open but the county has machinery in place.
Blue Mountain Road and County Road 4 intersection is closed.
Back Street in Seeley’s Bay is closed west of Highway 15. Residents should enter via Simpson Side Road

Flooded roads include:

  • Blue Mountain Rd at County Road 4
  • Blue Mountain Road at Graham Road
  • County Road 2 from Railway Street to Reynolds Road
  • County Road 3 at Union Road (Updated at 4 p.m. – closed from Union Road to Kidd Road)
  • Deryaw Road
  • Ellisville Road
  • Gilbert Road
  • Haig Road
  • Kyes Road
  • Marble Rock Road
  • Miller Road
  • Rockfield Road
  • Back Street (closed)
  • Quabbin Hill Road (closed)

Sandbags are also available at the township public works building on Prince Street in Lansdowne and the fire station on Lyndhurst Road in Lyndhurst.

The township said it’s expecting up to 200 millimeters (7.87 inches) locally.

Late Monday afternoon, the CRCA also issued a flood warning for Charleston Lake.

In Gananoque, police closed the foot bridge due to high water flows.

Environment Canada has a rainfall warning in effect.

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