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Localized flooding in Amherst


AMHERST – It only took one night instead of forty-days and forty-nights for flooding in Amherst to make people wonder if a higher power is out to mess with their Monday.

Localized flooding following last night's rainfall warning shut down roads, hampered underpasses and rerouted traffick in a number of areas inside and outside the community.

The Town of Amherst has noted Dickey Brook has overflowed in a number of areas. Some street closures are in place due to flooding in a number of areas. Significant accumulation of water exists on some streets, like South Albion Street, where closures have not been put in effect.

Motorsists and pedestrians are advised to use caution when travelling in these areas. 

Earlier this morning the residents of Centennial Villa were evacuated to Gables Lodge. Management and staff at Gables/Centennial Villa have this situation well in hand and any inquires regarding residents should be made directly to that facility.

The Amherst Fire Department has established a warming centre at the Amherst Fire Station for residents and members of the public who may be displaced due to flooding.

For updates please call our Dispatch Centre 902-667-8600. If you have an emergency please call 911.

Localized flooding following last night's rainfall warning shut down roads, hampered underpasses and rerouted traffick in a number of areas inside and outside the community.

The Town of Amherst has noted Dickey Brook has overflowed in a number of areas. Some street closures are in place due to flooding in a number of areas. Significant accumulation of water exists on some streets, like South Albion Street, where closures have not been put in effect.

Motorsists and pedestrians are advised to use caution when travelling in these areas. 

Earlier this morning the residents of Centennial Villa were evacuated to Gables Lodge. Management and staff at Gables/Centennial Villa have this situation well in hand and any inquires regarding residents should be made directly to that facility.

The Amherst Fire Department has established a warming centre at the Amherst Fire Station for residents and members of the public who may be displaced due to flooding.

For updates please call our Dispatch Centre 902-667-8600. If you have an emergency please call 911.

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