Southern Grand River, Lake Erie Shoreline flood warning

The Grand River Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Warning for the Southern Grand River Watershed and Lake Erie Shoreline.

The GRCA says there is a currently a heightened risk of flooding in low-lying areas of Cayuga, as well as downstream of the Dunnville Dam, in the village of Port Maitland and along the lakeshore.

In the Simcoe region, the Long Point Region Conservation Authority is issuing a Flood Watch for all areas along the Lake Erie shoreline, excluding the Dunnville and Port Maitland-area.

Environment Canada is expecting strong southwest winds with gusts near 90 km/h to develop in the wake of a cold front sweeping through Southern Ontario overnight. Gusts near 100 km/h are quite possible especially in areas near the Lake Erie shore.

It is expected that winds will begin to slowly diminish Friday afternoon.

Lake levels are expected to peak late this morning to early afternoon.

The LPRCA says If this surge level is reached, some flooding can be expected in low lying areas along the Lake Erie shoreline.

Meanwhile the city of Brantford was expected to lift its Significant Weather Event declaration last night.

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