Public safety warnings are in place on many shorelines along the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario.
Prince Edward County has restricted access or closed a number of docks due to high water levels and damage caused by the high water levels and waves.
All boat launches remain open, however in the interest of public safety the municipality is urging boaters to use extreme caution and wise judgement when launching their boats or using any of the docks at the boat launches.
Water levels will need to subside significantly before the required repairs can be made to any damaged docks, and before full use of the docks can resume.
As Quinte News reported earlier, there are some road restrictions in place in the south part of Belleville, on the shore of the Bay of Quinte, due to flooding. The City of Belleville has closed South George and South John Streets to traffic and is asking people to avoid South Paul Street, Victoria Harbour and all waterfront trails.
South Church Street is still open for local traffic to get to and from homes in the area, but any extra traffic is causing water damage to lawns and properties in the area.
City officials says the emergency management group has evaluated the situation and doesn’t feel sandbags will be needed along the shoreline yet, but plans are in place if water levels continue to rise.
Meanwhile, as the 37th annual Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby gets set to launch this weekend there are also safety warnings in place.
The Kiwanis Club’s Remco DeGooyer said the Belleville weigh station at the George Street boat launch is completely submerged so they are moving it to Meyer’s Pier.
He adds for maximum safety this year everyone is to wear life jackets and help each other to prevent injuries on the water.