Flooding issues continue across region

 Well, the good news is, that at least for some, the floodwaters are beginning to stabilize, if not recede. 

 But, swollen lakes and rivers, and run-off ditches continue to plague homeowners and businesses in Muskoka, Parry Sound, Haliburton and elsewhere, where flood warnings remain. 

Huntsville OPP rescued a couple just after 7:30 a.m. Friday morning after their vehicle became trapped on a flooded roadway. The incident happened on Aspdin Road, located just north of Skeleton Lake.

 

OPP used a boat to rescue the couple, who escaped uninjured. Officials were able to recover the vehicle and tow it out of the flooded area. The road was not closed at the time, but officials confirm it now is.

Police are warning the public to check road conditions before they head out and to obey all traffic signs.

 As much as 50 millimeters of rain has fallen across the region since Friday, with more to come tomorrow.

 It is expected that lower-lying portions of known flood-prone roads along river courses will be impacted to various degrees as lake/river levels increase over the weekend and into next week, the MNRF said in its statement.

Residents are advised to monitor weather conditions and to stay clear of rivers and streams.

The Ministry says the warning will remain in place until Wednesday, April 24. 

  

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