CRCA Issues Waster Safety Statement

Another Special Weather Statement has been issued for Kingston.

Environment Canada says our area could see between 20 and 30 millimeters of rain starting Thursday morning and continuing into Friday.

In some areas, up to 50 millilitres of precipitation is possible.

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has also issued their own statement warning of some localized flooding in low lying areas.

They say all of the rain we have already received this week, in addition to the rain in the forecast, means water levels are expected to rise quickly, and without warning along creeks, streams, and rivers, where currents could be strong, and the water itself dangerously cold.

Stay off the thinning ice cover and away from the cold, deep, fast flowing watercourses, as well as any dams.

The dangers of drowning and hypothermia are heightened at this time of year because of the unpredictability of water flows, ice thickness and near-freezing temperatures.

As of Wednesday, the CRCA said widespread flooding is not expected.

The good news is that warmer weather is on the way.

Spring like temperatures in the double digits are forecast for the beginning of next week.