A car driving on a flooded road. © Can Stock Photo / dbrusA car driving on a flooded road. © Can Stock Photo / dbrus

Flooding may affect area roadways

The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) has issued a flood watch as water levels continue to rise because of heavy and constant rainfall across the region.

The conservation authority said the watershed received between 30 and 75 millimetres of rain over the past 24 hours due to post-tropical storm Beryl, and an additional five to 10 mm was predicted for Wednesday evening and overnight.

"As a result, water levels across the watershed are rising and have yet to peak," read an advisory.

The SCRCA said localized flooding in low-lying areas, such as agricultural and parkland, was anticipated.

The following roads may also be affected:

- Stanley Line between Kimball Road and Waubuno Road

- Wabuno Road between Bickford Line and Oil Springs Line

- Pretty Road north of McCallum Line

- Waterworks Road north of Courtright Line

- Tefler Road between Courtright Line and Moore Line

The SCRCA advised residents of possible minor flooding in a safety bulletin issued on Tuesday. Residents were reminded to be careful around area waterways.

Environment Canada lifted a rainfall warning for the area late Wednesday afternoon but the forecast still called for rain into Thursday morning.

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