Evacuation order finally lifted for Rigaud flood victims
Shoreline residents in Rigaud, west of Montreal, have been told they can finally return home after being forced out by spring floods.
The City of Rigaud has officially lifted its mandatory evacuation order that was put in place nearly 6 weeks ago.
There are still about 100 homes flooded and dozens of people living in temporary shelters.
Rigaud was among the areas hardest hit by massive spring flooding across the province that forced more than 10,000 people from their homes.
City officials are warning residents in the area of Bas-de-la-Riviere Road that the culvert still needs to be inspected and the area will be off limits temporarily to emergency vehicles until that inspection takes place.
In the meantime, since fire trucks can't access the road, there is a ban on open fires until further notice.