0930EDT May 28 2012 – Thunder Bay Flooding Update


Oliver Road between Murillo and Kakabeka. Photo by Councillor Bernie Kamphof from Oliver Paipoonge
Oliver Road between Murillo and Kakabeka. Photo by Councillor Bernie Kamphof from Oliver Paipoonge
THUNDER BAY – The flooding situation in Thunder Bay and region is seeing a number of roadways washed out.

As well, there are reports of over sixty basements with flooding. Those appear to be in the East End, Westfort, Northwood areas.

In some areas of the city telephone lines are reported out of service. Nathan Ogden reports that their lines are out, they are in the May Street area in the city.

A reader comments, “Hwy 11/17 must be washed out at Sunshine, or Kakabeka Falls. Traffic diverted to HWY 102”.

Over at the Thunder Bay Centre of Change, Grinning Belly advises, “Due to the pump-failures & flooding of the sewage plant and the City’s request that homeowners and businesses restrict flushing of non-essential water, we have decided to remain closed today. Our thoughts go out to all those with swimmy basements & washed-out roads. The sky is darkening as I type… Not looking good out there! Stay safe, friends!”

Centre Manager Sandi Boucher shares, “Each business can make that call and I agree your type of business would use a lot of water. The Centre is open and my staff are there to ensure support for the businesses that are open today”.

Brian Jones backyard
Wet backyard - photo by Brian Jones

Northwood Mall is under water this morning. The Parking Lot is looking like a lake.

There is no word yet on conditions at Fort William Historical Park.

Roads in the region especially rural roads are facing washouts.

The word for Monday might be if you don’t have to go out, stay home. That would leave less traffic on roads, and assist emergency responders.

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