Flooding closes more than a dozen roads in Kawartha Lakes

Portions of more than a dozen roads in the north end of Kawartha Lakes remain closed due to flooding.

In a media release Monday (April 22) also noted that eight families have been forced to leave their properties thus far.

“Flows from the Gull River are very fast and we’re seeing steady increases. All waterways are above average levels for this time of the year, due to heavy snowpack, and the amount of rain in the last few days. We have received 96 mililitres (of rain), a month’s worth, in the last three days,” the media release reads.

“The Black River rose overnight and is expected to continue to rise. The Burnt River will remain at steady over the next 24 to 48 hours, although it is at capacity now. Strong inflow into all lakes, same rates of increase expected into tomorrow, especially with rain expected. It is expected water levels of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes will continue to rise gradually.”

Road closures include CKL 44 from Burnt River Road to CKL 121; Digby-Laxton Road is closed south of Monck Road 45 from #280 to #371; Pinery Road from Winchester to Burnt River Road;
Shuttleworth Road; Crooked Court; Monck Road 45 is closed to local traffic only from Kinmount Road 121 Norland to Hwy 35 due to culvert failure; Black River Road is closed due to high water at Chilsom Trail Road and Cooper’s Falls Road (Muskoka 6); Moorings Drive; Cedar Plank; Wrex Road (Country Road 121 to #49); and Northline at 5th Concession.

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