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Friday January 10th, 2014

Posted at 9:32am

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Rain, melting snow and frozen ground have promoted a flood watch to be issued for Windsor-Essex.

The Essex Region Conservation Authority’s Tim Byrne says frozen ground conditions, a snow pack that is holding a water equivalency of between 10mm and 13mm and forecasts calling for precipitation possibly exceeding 20mm over the next 12 to 36 hours have prompted the watch.

Byrne says a possibility of flooding exists throughout the Essex region in low-lying areas and in areas of poor drainage. The possibility of isolated heavy downpours may result in localized flooding. The areas most likely to be affected are those areas where drainage facilities are impacted by snow drifting and/or ice.

The watch is in effect until Monday at 9am.

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