SPRING HIGH WATER - Sandbag Locations for Public

Posted On Wednesday April 24, 2019

NEWS RELEASE

April 24, 2019

 

SPRING HIGH WATER

Personal Preparedness

Gravenhurst, ON – With the spring temperatures warming combined with above average snowfall this winter, high water levels in lakes and rivers are possible. “Property owners should be prepared before water levels reach their homes,” said Todd Clapp, Gravenhurst community emergency management coordinator.  “Particularly in the areas that are prone to high water levels annually, preparation is key to limiting damage,” he added. 

The Town of Gravenhurst has established three locations where sand/sand bags are available to residents that may be affected. Those locations are Cowbell Lane (at the end of lane), Severn River Road East (at cul-de-sac at Hwy 11) and the Municipal Public Works Yard located at 1054 Crawford Road. An additional sand bag location has been set up at the end of Graham Road.

“Public Works crews are monitoring water levels on roadways and in waterways daily,” said Caroline Kirkpatrick, manager of operations for Infrastructure Services. “As water levels rise, staff will be watching conditions closely and may add additional sand/sand bag locations as conditions warrant.”

The Town is asking residents and visitors to be extremely diligent when venturing out near waterways as well as travelling along roads. Conditions can change quickly, sometimes in only the matter of a few hours.

Please note; District of Muskoka Emergency Road Closure in Gravenhurst at – Coopers Falls Road is still in effect. More information can be found on the Town’s website.

The public is encouraged to check regularly for updates as the conditions change. www.gravenhurst.ca/alerts

 

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For more information on Emergency Preparedness, contact:

Todd Clapp at 705-687-3414

Todd.clapp@gravenhurst.ca  

 

For more information on sand locations, contact

Caroline Kirkpatrick at 705-687-6321

Caroline.kirkpatrick@gravenhurst.ca