Closures Announced Due to High Lake Levels in Oakville
The city of Oakville has announced more closures following the recent flood watch issued by Conservation Halton.
Residents should use caution around creeks, ponds and the lake where localized flooding and shoreline erosion have created dangerous conditions.
Lake levels are also higher than normal and some areas are prone to sudden flooding and ponding when heavy rainfall is combined with blowing winds.
Areas that are taped or fenced off may be unsafe and should be avoided.
The following areas are closed and will reopen when conditions are better:
- Bronte west pier is closed
- Waterfront Trail - Timber lane - West Street
- Coronation Park - West side of park closed and access closed from Bayview Road, splash pad off limits
- Seating area at the bottom of Third Line is closed
- Shipyard Park - Roadway closed north to Lakeshore Road bridge. Launch ramp is open
- Larry Cain Trail - Closed bottom of Erchless Estate north to the Oakville Club
- Gairloch Gardens - Closed south of Rose Garden
Some sports fields may also be closed as a result of the wet weather.
Conservation Halton is asking all residents to exercise caution around Lake Ontario shoreline areas and to alert children of these dangers.
The Flood Watch will remain in effect until August 15.
For more information, you can visit the Conservation Halton website.
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