The Town of Gravenhurst has established three locations where residents impacted by flooding issues can pick up sandbags, according to an announcement from March 28.
Due to spring temperatures combined with above average snowfall this winter, high water levels in lakes and rivers are possible. The Town is encouraging residents and visitors to be extremely careful when venturing out near waterways and traveling along roads, warning that conditions can change quickly. The three locations where sand/sandbags are available are Cowbell Lane (at the end of lane), Severn River Road East (at cul-de-sac at Hwy 11) and the Municipal Public Works Yard located at 1054 Crawford Road.
“Property owners should be prepared before water levels reach their homes,” said Todd Clapp, Gravenhurst community emergency management coordinator. “Particularly in the areas that are prone to high water levels annually, preparation is key to limiting damage.”
Residents are asked to be prepared and check regularly for updates as conditions change, according to the announcement.
“Public Works crews are monitoring water levels on roadways and in waterways daily,” said Caroline Kirkpatrick, manager of operations for Infrastructure Services. “As water levels rise this spring, staff will be watching conditions closely and may add additional sand/sand bag locations as conditions warrant.”