Weather conditions prompt water warnings for Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills

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Published January 8, 2024 at 7:25 pm

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Warning about winter weather, Conservation Halton says to stay safe around water systems.

Environment Canada says snow is expected tomorrow morning (Jan. 9) and although widespread flooding is not anticipated, fast-flowing water could be a problem.

Conservation Halton says all residents, and especially children, should keep a safe distance from all watercourses (rivers and streams) and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams.

“Elevated water levels, fast-flowing water, and cold water temperatures combined with slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers,” the statement by the conservation authority reads.

Water could also collect in low-lying areas, floodplains and areas with poor drainage, according to the statement.

Conservation Halton says it will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue an update to the weather statement if conditions change.

This current alert is in effect through Jan. 11.

 

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