The City of Belleville is taking additional steps to protect its waterfront, as water levels on the Bay of Quinte will continue to rise in the next few weeks and won’t recede until mid-June or July.
The City’s Emergency Control Group met Monday morning and has decided to close the Bayshore Waterfront Trail and a number of roads in the southern part of the city until further notice.
Those roads include South George Street, South John Street and South Church Street, south of St. Paul Street, along with Harbour Drive.
Members of the public are asked to stay out of the area and off any closed and waterlogged roads, as they could collapse.
Residents concerned about flooding on their property are asked to call Belleville Fire Dispatch at 613-962-2010 and leave their contact information. If you’re worried about basement flooding, you should move things out of your basement and unplug any electrical appliances.
Staff are also combing the shoreline inspecting for mosquito larvae that may be breeding in standing water.
The City will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as things change.
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