(LEAMINGTON, ON) – The Essex Region Conservation Authority is advising that flooding is occurring along portions of the shoreline in Leamington, located between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee National Park. Due to continuing winds out of the east/northeast, blowing at 30 to 50kph with gusts to 60kph, flooding is presently occurring within the Cotterie Park Road area.
In the affected area, portions of the travelled road surface and private lands are covered with water. Flooding, shoreline erosion, and damaging waves may also impact other shoreline areas today and tomorrow along the east shoreline of Leamington between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee National Park, as easterly winds are predicted to continue throughout tomorrow.
The public is advised to avoid these areas. People who must access these areas are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through floodwater.
Flowing water, standing water, and waves overtopping shoreline breakwalls can be extremely dangerous. Children, pets, and livestock should be kept away from flowing water, standing water, and shoreline/breakwall areas.
This advisory is in effect until 9am on October 13.
Weather forecasts will continue to be monitored and updates provided as required.