UPDATE: Gatineau government offices to remain closed Tuesday

Government buildings in Gatineau, at both the federal and provincial levels, will remain closed Tuesday, as the region continues to deal with flooding.

(1/2) #GoC federal buildings in Gatineau remain closed Tuesday (more details to follow) #gatineauflood #cdnpoli

— TBS Canada (@TBS_Canada) May 8, 2017

Les bureaux de Gatineau du Gvt du Qc seront fermés mardi. #Outaouais #Inondations

— Stéphanie Vallée (@ValleeStephanie) May 8, 2017

The government of Canada is further asking employees who cross the Ottawa River to get to work to remain home Tuesday.

The STO says it is offering free service as of Monday, until further notice.

Further, all Commission scolaire des portages-de-l'Outaouais schools will be closed Tuesday. Lord Aylmer Elementary School, South Hull Elementary School, Eardley Elementary School, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School, Greater Gatineau Elementary School, Chelsea Elementary School, D’Arcy McGee High School, Symmes Junior High School, Philemon Wright High School, Hadley Junior High School, Hull Adult Ed Centre, and Aylmer Career Centre will also remain closed Tuesday.

Commuters are being asked to avoid using the interprovincial bridges if possible.

All inter-provincial bridges remain open, but #OttTraffic is advised to avoid them to maintain access for emergency vehicles. #OttFlood

— City of Ottawa (@ottawacity) May 8, 2017

 

Elective surgeries at the Hull and Gatineau hospitals were cancelled Monday.