Bolton Regional Councillor Good to Know

Dangerous Snow Melt and Rainfall


Environment Canada is predicting approximately 35 mm of rain in the next 24 hours followed by flurries and winds gusting to 60 km/h by late afternoon on Friday. The forecasted rainfall and warm temperatures in the next 24 hours may result in the partial melting of the snow and can result in increased stream flows.

As a result of the forecasted rainfall and snow melt, local streams and waterways will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges.

The Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wishes to remind parents to keep children away from all bodies of water, regardless of depth. Research has shown that six inches of fast-moving water can knock over an adult and two feet of rushing water can carry away a vehicle. If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

For more safety tips, check out Environment Canada’s website at www.weather.gc.ca/Canada .

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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