Fort Frances State of Emergency

Road washout near Emo Ontario
Road washout near Emo Ontario

Road washout near Emo Ontario
Road washout near Emo Ontario

FORT FRANCES – A state of emergency in Fort Frances remains.

The Town of Fort Frances has declared a state of emergency in regards to the large
accumulation of rainfall over the last couple of days. The current saturation of the ground and weather forecast over the next few days is showing more precipitation, which has prompted Mayor Avis to declare the emergency.

The Town of Fort Frances is working to ensure that the situation at the Sewage Treatment
Plant is stabilized as soon as possible but for us to be able to do this we are still asking all residents in Fort Frances & Couchiching First Nation to please ensure that your sump pumps are not connected to the storm sewer system.

An information phone line has been set up at The Town of Fort Frances and the number to call is (807) 274-1818. We are advising any residents with questions or concerns to call this number and staff will be available to answer any questions or have messages relayed to the appropriate department for follow-up

Please ensure your sump pump for your weeping tile system is not connected to the Sanitary Sewer system. If so please disconnect immediately. As a result of the significant rainfall event over the last 24 hours, the Sewage Treatment Plant is in by-pass mode as of 5:10 am this morning and sections of the sanitary sewer collection system are operating at maximum capacity, if possible please refrain from discharging wastewater from your home into the sanitary sewer system until further notice as localized basement flooding is taking place.

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