City of Kingston Posts Flooding Update for May 9th

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The following Flooding Update was posted by the City earlier today:

The City of Kingston is continuing to monitor the water levels to ensure we are prepared for flooding.

The news release issued by CRCA – Flood Warning for Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River, May 8 – remains in effect. For complete release visit www.CRCA.ca.

For further information on the Lake Ontario Flood Watch updates please visit www.Ontario.ca/flooding.

For up-to-date flood information and resources, please visit the CRCA’s flood forecasting information webpage: www.CRCA.ca/flood

We will continue to update the website and social media as information becomes available. All flooding updates can be found at: www.cityofkingston.ca/floodupdates.

Road closures due to flooding:

The following roads in the City of Kingston are currently completely closed or partially closed.

Please avoid any road that is closed. The City of Kingston, Engineering Department is monitoring and assessing roads impacted by flooding.

• Front Road at the bridge has one lane open in either direction.
• Abbey Dawn Road, near Hwy #2 remains closed and will be closed until further notice. Please choose an alternate route.

There are additional roads that are impacted by road flooding, they remain passable. Please use caution and reduce speed when approaching areas of flooding.


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The recent heavy and prolonged rainfall has resulted in a significant development of potholes on city roads and streets. These potholes will be addressed as soon as possible.

Kingston Transit

Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date service alerts at <http://www.cityofkingston.ca/busdetours>

Sand Bags

The City of Kingston has a limited number of sand bags available for the public. If residents have questions or concerns about their property, please contact the City of Kingston at 613-546-0000 for information about sand bags.

For information on filling sand bags and building a sand bag berm please visit CRCA website.

Residents are reminded to stay away from the edge of the water. Keep children and pets away from fast moving water.

For information and updates monitor www.CityofKingston.ca/News. Follow us on Twitter: @CityofKingston


Check out this aerial video (not part of the City’s release) showing Kingston Mills Locks – posted to Facebook by Skeye Stream


Release source: City of Kingston
Photo (cropped): WClarke – Wikimedia Commons (cc)
Video: Skeyestream on Facebook