High Water Turns to Ice in Lighthouse Cove


High water remains at Lighthouse Cove in Lakeshore, but now it's turning to ice.

According to the municipality flood waters are receding and all roads are passable with the exception of Haven Ave. that town officials say they are working to improve the condition of this road. 

The Federal Dock remains closed and additional pickled sand has been added and Public Works equipment operators will be pre-salting the roads in anticipation of the snowstorm later today.

Individuals are asked to avoid the area if possible and the public is being reminded to take extra caution on roadways due to freezing temperatures and avoid the water.

The municipality is also remind residents that debris and other waste left behind from the flooding should be properly disposed of rather than thrown back in the river.

The Lower Thames Valley Conversvation Authority (LTVCA) as well as the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) have also issued updates.

According to Lower Thames, the peak of this recent flood on the Thames River has now passed out into Lake St. Clair and water levels are falling throughout the watershed but should be expected to remain high in downstream areas into the weekend.

ERCA on the other hand advises that, due to strong sustained winds starting out of the southeast early Saturday morning and veering west- southwest by Saturday evening, a Flood Watch is in effect for the Lake Erie shoreline, including Pelee Island.