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Tannery Street in Ayr is closed as water rises in North Dumfries

Flooding is expected in Ayr on Sunday, leading the Township of North Dumfries to close Tannery Street.

On social media site X, formerly Twitter, the city said staff would go door-to-door at apartments on Northumberland Street back to Tannery Street, asking people to move their vehicles.

The Grand River Conservation Authority has issued a flood warning for Ayr for Sunday. The highest water is expected in the morning.

The authority said the water level rose in the watershed after more snow fell in the area on Tuesday, then warmer temperatures led to more snow melting and in a week, between 30 and 60 mm of rain. also fell.

“The GRCA expects local water levels to continue to rise this weekend as waterways react to runoff,” the authority’s flood message said. “As the rain has ended, river flows throughout the Grand River watershed will remain high for the coming week as runoff from this rain and snow melt event flows into the river system.”

In New Hamburg, a flood warning zone two is in effect. It recommends people living in flood-prone areas be prepared for the eventuality.

The conservation authority’s message remains in effect until noon Monday.

Environment Canada’s forecast calls for a high of 1 C on Sunday with a mix of snow, rain and sleet possible throughout the day.

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