Flood Watch in effect for Toronto after city hit by ice storm

Apr 16 2018, 1:35 pm

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch for the city after all of the precipitation that hammered the city this weekend.

The flood watch was implemented on Friday, April 14 ahead of the bad weather, and remains in effect until tomorrow, April 17.

According to the TRCA:

Due to high soil moisture content in the region and the forecasted rainfall amount, all rivers within the GTA will be experiencing higher flows and water levels, resulting in potential flooding and hazardous conditions. The possibility exists for flooding on roadways and in low-lying areas. The combination of slippery and unstable banks could create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies. All shorelines, rivers and streams within the GTA should be considered hazardous.

The City of Toronto is encouraging residents to shovel melting snow away from the foundation of buildings:

Significant power outages remain throughout the city as well. While a rainfall warning remains in effect for the City of Toronto. Temperatures are expected to reach 5°C today, possibly leading to even more melting.

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