Flooding possible this weekend in Brampton


Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) says flooding in parts of Brampton could occur this weekend. 

The Surface Water Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says that an intense low-pressure system will reach Southern Ontario Friday night.

Rain and freezing rain totals ranging from 40 to 65mm is expected Saturday and Sunday.

CVC says heavy precipitation, melting of snow and frozen ground conditions could generate high runoff along all watercourses in the area. Flooding may occur along the Credit River, its tributaries and tributaries draining directly to Lake Ontario.

Strong winds could gust over 100 km/hour on Sunday morning as the low-pressure system moves through and out of Southern Ontario. Depending on wind and wave direction, flooding and erosion may occur along the shorelines of Lake Ontario.

As a result, local streams, rivers, and shorelines could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. Residents are advised to stay away from watercourses and take extra care to ensure children and pets stay away as well. 

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