Written By: Wednesday, February 21st 2018

The rain and warm weather causing Ontario’s rivers and streams to fill up –  in some areas causing major havoc.

A state of emergency has been declared in Brantford, Ontario,  as an ice jam in the Grand River caused it to overflow with several neighbourhoods evacuated.

Closer to home, some roads and homes in Essa Township and Innisfil are facing high water levels. Essa has made sandbags available for residents.

Sandbags and sand are available for residents to pick up at the following locations in Angus:
– Park Road Baseball Diamond (behind Dairy Queen)
– At the end of Simcoe Street off of Water Street
Residents and volunteer groups that can assist in filling the bags are welcome to assist, and are encouraged to contact the Township of
Essa. Although the sites will be monitored to ensure quantities are available, please contact the Township of Essa at 705-424-9770 if
supplies are running low.

The good news is that water levels appear to be going down, with no major rain expected over the next few days,