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Flood warning ended for Thunder Bay area

Water levels and flow have declined, but remain high in some places, Lakehead Region Conservation Authority says.
Current River Dam
The Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority issued a flood warning in Thunder Bay and several surrounding communities on May 12 over high levels on waterways including the Current River. (Leith Dunick, TBnewswatch/FILE)

THUNDER BAY – A flood warning issued last week for Thunder Bay and surrounding areas has been terminated by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority.

The LRCA announced Monday the end of a flood warning it had issued on May 12 for Thunder Bay and surrounding areas including Neebing, Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah, O’Connor, Conmee, Gillies, and Dorion.

The area received between 34 to 50 millimetres over a two-day period from May 11 to 13 last week, causing numerous washouts that closed roads and highways across the region and left some area residents without road access.

Flooding also closed the Whitefish Valley Public School on May 12 and has impacted area golf courses.

The heavy rains and melting snow continue to impact the wider region, with a washed-out culvert closing Highway 599 to Pickle Lake over the weekend and communities including Fort Frances and Red Lake declaring states of emergency over flooding.

 

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