Several roads closed in WC due to flooding

WEST CARLETON – With increased high water, several roads in West Carleton are currently closed.

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority says water levels have been steadily declining over the last two weeks and that trend is expected to continue.

“Despite water levels dropping over 0.75 m in that time frame, levels are still well above normal and will not likely reach summer levels until the end of next week,” the MVCA released in a statement yesterday. “Water levels on Mississippi Lake have also declined approximately 0.80 m but are still approximately 0.30 m above summer target levels. The level is expected to be at or very close to summer target levels by the end of next week. All other areas of the watershed are at or near normal levels and flows for this time of year.”

Upper Dwyer Hill Road is closed between Vaughn Side Road and Carroll Side Road due to an emergency culvert repair. Detour in place will be Peter Robinson Road between March Road and Vaughn Side Road.

Roads in the West Carleton have been closed due flooding. Residents are advised to avoid areas impacted by flooding and can view up to date information on road closures caused by flooding on the City of Ottawa’s Interactive Traffic Map.