Town of Innisfil Successfully Tackling Flooding for Second Day

PUBLIC ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Teams from the Town of Innisfil continue to respond to isolated flooding, while clearing the streets of snow and ice – making sure residents have safe roadways and paths to use as soon as possible.

Town of Innisfil Operations teams worked hard last night and early this morning to reduce flooding – while facing some challenging weather conditions. Thanks to these efforts, all flooding has been reduced on the majority of roads and sidewalks, however, there is still much work to be done.

“We just want to thank residents for their patience and cooperation this weekend,” said Mayor Lynn Dollin. “We know there are still people who are dealing with the flooding and some really challenging weather and we remain committed to getting the job done and getting things back to normal.”

Crews from the Town of Innisfil who are focused on reducing flooding are now targeting the following locations:

  • The Buchanan St. and Tall Tree Ln. area, where water is being pumped out and a road closure remains in effect;
  • Maple Rd. and 5th Line area, where water is being pumped out of the area. Water levels are coming down and this operation is expected to wrap up before the end of the day;
  • 25th Sideroad and Rose Lane area, which is being closely monitored, as crews prepare to assess the response;
  • Sections of Ferrier Ave., which is being closely monitored, as crews prepare to assess the response.

The following areas have reopened:

  • 7th Line from Webster Blvd. to St. Johns Rd. and;
  • 6th Line from 10th Sideroad to 5th Sideroad.

In addition to the flooding effort, Town of Innisfil Operations teams have cleared all major streets of snow, ensuring that emergency vehicles have safe passage. Snow clearing efforts are now focused on residential areas.

Residents who have questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the Town of Innisfil online at www.innisfil.ca/contactus or call 705-436-3710 as staff are monitoring digital and voicemail channels.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

PUBLIC ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please be advised that the Town of Innisfil continues to respond to isolated flooding caused by mild temperatures and rain. The public is asked to exercise caution around the following locations:

  • Belle Aire Beach Road and Maple Road Area (where a road closure remains in effect)
  • Buchanan Street (where a road closure remains in effect)
  • Gilford Road, East of Highway 11
  • Sections of Highway 89 and 20th Sideroad
  • Sections of the 13th Line

The Town of Innisfil has been responding to the flooding since early this morning. As a result, water levels have been reduced at the 6th Line at Highway 400 and the road closure there is now lifted. In addition, water levels have been brought down to safe levels in the Park Road area.

Operations teams from the Town of Innisfil are pumping water out of the affected areas and will continue to do so until roads are clear. Roads that have seen the most significant flooding will be addressed first, before crews move onto other areas.

Residents are advised to avoid driving through flooded areas and roadways, and are encouraged to park elsewhere. Parking tickets will not be issued for those who are affected.

Due to the weather and flooding in multiple areas, all branches of the Innisfil ideaLAB and Library will close at 4 p.m. (the Churchill branch is already closed.) The Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre will remain open as scheduled.

Residents are thanked for their patience and cooperation this weekend. Residents who have questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the Town of Innisfil online at www.innisfil.ca/contactus or call 705-436-3710 as staff are monitoring digital and voicemail channels.