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Update To LaSalle Flooding

Sunday July 7th, 2019, 2:53pm


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Last updated: Monday July 8th, 5:37pm

Flooding continues to be a problem in LaSalle.

Front Road between Martin Lane and Laurier Drive is closed to traffic once again.

The road has been closed on Sunday as an east wind caused flood water to cover all lanes in one section of the road, but was was re-opened Monday morning as the water had receded.

The road will be re-opened when the water recedes. Easterly winds are being predicted for the next 24 hours, which account for some of the change in water level.

LaSalle Police are asking all boaters (from seadoos to yachts) to slow down and mind their wake on the Detroit River. All of the Detroit River in LaSalle is posted as 10 km/h which is also posted in the Canada Shipping Act. Wake from boats is causing damage to properties that are experiencing overland flooding along Front Road, and could cause damage to moored boats in the marinas.

The LaSalle Outdoor Pool and the Riverdance building are closed until Wednesday and will be reassessed on Tuesday afternoon. Swim lessons scheduled at the outdoor pool have been moved to the Vollmer Complex on Monday and Tuesday.

Water levels on Front Road have dropped as of 5:30pm Sunday.

Residents who live west of Front Road should be aware that emergency service response (police, fire and EMS) may be delayed due to flooded streets. Residents who live on streets located west of Front Road and are experiencing flooding and are concerned about their safety, should find alternative accommodations.

Residents who are voluntarily evacuating their home should contact the 211 call service to register so that town administration are aware of alternate contact information. Residents who are voluntarily evacuating should also contact their utility companies to shut off services.

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