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The Weather Network
Aug. 15, 2018 | Wednesday
Local News
Localized flooding around Niagara
Localized flooding is occurring in low-lying areas across the Niagara region. (Richard Harley/Niagara Now)

A flood warning is in effect for the Niagara Region.

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority said an average of 50 millimetres of mixed snow and rain has fallen across the region in the last 48 hours, and said to expect an additional 5 to 10 millimetres of rain by the end of Monday.

Water levels in the major systems like the Welland River and 20 Mile Creek are reportedly rising but currently remain below critical threshholds.

Likewise, water levels in small and mid-size creeks — such as Four Mile Creek in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oswego Creek in Haldimand and Black Creek in Fort Erie — are also on the rise but currently below critical levels.

Residents are urged to keep children and pets far away from streams and creeks as they will be hazardous.

Drivers are also reminded of an increased risk over roadways and advised not drive in flooded sections.

Currently, the NPCA does not predict major flooding to be experienced in the communities of Smithville, Wellandport, and Welland.

The NPCA said it is continuing to monitor stream and weather conditions closely. Residents living near roadways are also advised to monitor their situations and expect localized flooding in low-lying areas.

Local municipalities are advised to check for debris and ice clogging culverts, catch basins, and other storm infrastructure.

The flood notice is in effect until noon on Thursday.

This article will be updated as required.

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