• There is currently flooding along Erie Shore Drive in Chatham-Kent with water on the road.
• All non-essential traffic should avoid the area to ensure emergency services can access the area if required.
• Current forecasts suggest flooding will continue throughout the afternoon and into the evening when winds are predicted to shift more westerly.
There is currently flooding along Erie Shore Drive in Chatham-Kent. There is water on many properties and water has made it onto the roadway in several locations. All non-essential traffic should avoid the area to ensure that emergency services can access the area if required.
Forecasts suggest that the flooding is likely to continue for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening. Flooding should end this evening when winds switch to the west. Temperatures are predicted to drop below freezing overnight and any remaining water could produce slippery and hazardous conditions.
Again, people are being asked to avoid the area. The waves on the lakes can be strong, and the shoreline slippery. There could also be hazardous debris within the waves and water which could be thrown onto the shoreline. Standing water can also present unseen hazards. Children especially should be kept away from the water.
The previously issued Flood Watch remains in effect for other areas of the Lake Erie shoreline.
This message will be in effect until the morning of December 31, 2020.
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