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Brantford lifts evacuation order for floods

BRANTFORD – The city and the Grand River Conservation Area say water levels from Wednesday’s flood have receded to an extent that the threat of ongoing flooding has dissipated. The evacuation order has been lifted in all previously identified flood threat areas including Holmedale, Old West Brant and Eagle Place. Lorne & Veteran Memorial Parkway

BRANTFORD – The city and the Grand River Conservation Area say water levels from Wednesday’s flood have receded to an extent that the threat of ongoing flooding has dissipated.

The evacuation order has been lifted in all previously identified flood threat areas including Holmedale, Old West Brant and Eagle Place.

Lorne & Veteran Memorial Parkway (VMP also known as BSAR) Bridges have been reopened, however load restrictions remain in place for the Lorne Bridge.

City officials say Public Works staff will continue to monitor the bridge and river over the coming days in the event another extreme flow or ice event occurs and the bridge requires reassessment.

OTHER OPENINGS/CLOSURES INCLUDE:

Brantford Charity Casino – open at 8 pm Thursday
Brantford Farmers Market – closed Friday, open Saturday
City Trails & pedestrian bridges along the River – remains closed until further assessment
Civic Centre will reopen Friday
Childs Paradise Too Daycare Centre – open Friday, regular hours
Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre – open Friday, regular hours
Market Centre Parkade – open Friday
Parks & Recreation Main office (1 Sherwood Drive) – open Friday, regular hours
Schools remain closed Friday
T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre – open Friday, regular hours
Woodman Park Community Centre – remains an emergency evacuation centre until further notice
Please call the SPCA for pet pick-up arrangements at 519-756-6620.

The Evacuation Centres at Assumption College has closed while the Woodman Community Centre will remain open until further notice.

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow is Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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