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2014-03-11 at 17:02

TRAFFIC: Motorists asked to avoid Memorial Avenue at Harbour Expressway due to flooding


City police are advising area motorists to avoid the intersection of Memorial Avenue at the Harbour Expressway due to flooding.

In a news release issued to media just before 5 p.m., officials with the Thunder Bay Police Service say the flooding is due to the melting snow in the area.

City crews at the scene were diverting the water and fixing the issue. The lights at the intersection have also been affected and are flashing red in all directions.

While police are at the scene helping direct traffic, the city force is still advising people to find alternate routes to avoid this area until the water has been cleared and the traffic lights repaired.

Police are also reminding motorists that the melting snow on the roadway is causing large puddles. it is considered careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act to splash pedestrians on nearby sidewalks.

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THe Beaver..... says:
you see folks we are such a high class City we even have to this day open Ditches right in the middle of the City. Right at the Intersection of Memorial and the Expressway there is a pumping station. If it ever fails guess what.. it will flood the Intersection because all the water coming in from the open Ditch along the Expressway has no place to go. Not good is it.
3/12/2014 10:54:45 AM
SomeGuy says:
Hobbs, is there anything you can do? Can't even melt ice...what kind of a mayor are you.
3/12/2014 8:33:32 AM
unknowncronik says:
The new events center needs to be put on the backburner for a few good years & upgrade the sewer systems thru the town, especially in East End & Northwood areas!

And once again, that million dollars spent on them 2 bent poles could have been put towards better causes for EVERYONE!

Be prepared for a lot of shifting grounds & busted pipes come the next few weeks...
3/12/2014 5:58:50 AM
reese says:
My neighbour here has a swimming pool in his back yard
Iam not jealous my house in Thunder Bay has one in the basement the sewer has backed up since the 1960,s
3/12/2014 12:02:05 AM
Tannoy says:
Then do something about it, its not the city's fault you wont install a backup prevention valve
3/12/2014 8:33:01 AM
Arch Stanton says:
QUOTE: "officials with the Thunder Bay Police Service say the flooding is due to the melting snow."

ABSOLUTE GENIUS!!!!! (Who ever would have guessed...!)
3/11/2014 9:25:06 PM
anvil of crom says:
Arch FYI there has been road flooding due to broken water mains.
3/11/2014 11:02:40 PM
tsb says:
3/11/2014 9:09:48 PM
The Badger Mountain Hermit says:
250 mil for the schools, 200 mil for the city...and a measly 25 mil to slap bondo onto the crumbling infrastructure...what's going on...other than a Ponzi scheme...
3/11/2014 5:08:59 PM
fastball says:
Or maybe it's just a drain that's covered in ice (like at the end of my street) and not letting the melt-water run off.
God, not everything out there is a sign of the Apocalypse.
3/11/2014 7:42:03 PM
passlake says:
I agree.

the ice-melting budget has been ignored for far too long!

Forget criminals, the real menace to society is frozen water.
3/11/2014 10:33:41 PM
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