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Photos and videos capture intense weekend of flooding in Ottawa

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Ainsley Smith Apr 29, 2019 6:33 am 904

The nation’s capital remains in a state of emergency as water levels on an already surging Ottawa River continue to rise.

Over the weekend, military members were on hand to help volunteers prepare sandbags for properties threatened by flooding. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also made an appearance to help with the emergency efforts.

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According to Environment Canada, more rain is expected in the region this week, with periods of rain in the forecast from Monday through Friday.

In photos and videos shared on social media, you can see multiple roads in Ottawa washed out by rising water levels.

Additionally, the Chaudière Bridge was closed to traffic on Sunday due to high water levels.

Currently, Montreal and Ontario’s cottage country also remain under a state of emergency, and the army has also been to assist with emergency efforts in the communities of Huntsville and Bracebridge.

Here’s what parts of Ottawa look like currently.

 

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