Quebec floods: Montreal lifts state of emergency

Montreal has lifted its state of emergency that was issued April 26 after severe flooding and rising water levels.

The agglomeration had to extend the state of emergency twice because of the high water levels.

Receding water levels prompted officials to call off the state of emergency.

The city is now back at Level Two of emergency measures which includes constant monitoring by workers who remain on the ground to help inspect dikes, pumps and other equipment.

In a statement, Montreal's fire chief said it's unlikely they'll see new cases of flooding what with the slow snow melt and the sturdy dikes that have been constructed.