Flooding abates; some LG roads reopen

Water churns under the Brock Street bridge in Brockville, Ont. Monday, July 24, 2017. The local conservation authority has issued a flood watch for the creek as well as the detension basin. Brockville has already received 90 millimeters of rain in 24 hours. (Supplied via Newswatch Group)

LEEDS-GRENVILLE – As flood water begins to recede, some area roads closed on Monday are starting to reopen.

The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands said late this morning (Tuesday) that all but one road in the township was open but people still need to exercise caution.

At 11:30 a.m., the public works department closed Russell Road from Fairfax Road to Duclemaine Road, northwest of Ivy Lea, due to flooding.

Blue Mountain Road and County Road 4 still has water on it and Kidd Road is reduced to a single lane in some places.

Public works is also performing an “unplanned maintenance cycle” on all its roads and doing repairs on a priority basis.

The TLTI Community Control Group is still monitoring water levels.

At the height of the flooding, four roads were closed and 11 were flooded.

In Brockville, city police report portions of California Avenue and Centennial Road were reopened as of this morning (Tuesday).

On the water, Parks Canada has the Rideau Canal closed to navigation between Newboro and Kingston Mills until further notice.

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority still has a flood watch for Buells-Butlers Creek and the detension basin in Brockville.

A flood warning is still in effect for inland lakes and streams in the western portion of Leeds-Grenville as well as Charleston Lake.

CRCA spokesman Krista Fazackerley told Brockville Newswatch, dam managers are assessing the situation right now.

She anticipated at least a half dozen other lakes could join Charleston in a flood warning later today (Tuesday).