Thunder Bay Roadways Experience Flooding

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Harbour Expressway and Memorial Avenue, Photo by Thunder Bay Police.
Harbour Expressway and Memorial Avenue, Photo by Thunder Bay Police.
Harbour Expressway and Memorial Avenue, Photo by Thunder Bay Police.
Harbour Expressway and Memorial Avenue, Photo by Thunder Bay Police.

THUNDER BAY – High snow volumes, and melting temperatures are impacting Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay Police are advising motorists to avoid the intersection of memorial avenue and the harbour expressway due to flooding caused by the melting snow.

City crews are on scene to divert the water and fix the problem but it appears that the signal lights have also been affected by the flooding and are flashing red in all directions.

Police officers are on scene to direct traffic but are asking that drivers avoid the intersection for the safety of the city crews and police officers until the area has been cleared and the lights are functioning again.

City police are also reminding motorists that the melting snow on the roadway causes very large puddles and that it is an offence of careless driving under the highway traffic act to splash pedestrians who are using the sidewalk.

Streets in the Downtown Fort William Business District are seeing sloppy walking conditions as the streets gather the winter melt.

Worries about flooding from high snow levels and a fast melt are generating concern.
Worries about flooding from high snow levels and a fast melt are generating concern.
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