Flood Watch: Effective until May 3, 9am

Posted on May 2, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to predicted winds out of the west and southwest blowing at 40 kph and gusting to 60 kph, the possibility of shoreline erosion and flooding resulting from wave overtopping breakwalls and resulting spray exists within the region particularly for areas in the east limit of the Town of Essex, the Town of Kingsville and the western portions of the Municipality of Leamington, west of Point Pelee National Park and the west side of Pelee Island.

There are reports of wave overtopping for portions of Point Pelee Drive within the Municipality of Leamington. Drivers should take extreme caution in accessing any areas where waters are obvious at the shoulder of the road or encroaching over road surfaces.