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Monday

SCHOOL BUSES

Late

  • Sinton route W771 into Innisdale SS, St. Joan of Arc Catholic HS, running 15 minutes late.
  • First Student route 112 into Assikinack PS, Innisdale PS, running 15 minutes late.

Cancelled

  • none at this time; check back for updates

CLOSURES & CANCELLATIONS

Due to heavy rain and substantial flooding in parts of the New Tecumseth area, St. James Catholic School will be closed for the remainder of the school year – relocation arrangements are being made for students.

Students will not attend class on Monday, June 26th. Beginning on Tuesday, June 27th students and staff will be relocated to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham. Bussing will be provided for students to attend school at this temporary location. Regular updates regarding the logistics of this relocation will be posted to the school’s website at smcdsb.on.ca/sja

The majority of the school facility including the office, gymnasium, library and one wing of classrooms sustained significant flooding. Staff will take time over the next week and throughout he summer to assess and repair damage and complete a thorough cleaning.

WEATHER WARNINGS, WATCHES and ADVISORIES

Advisory

  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
  • Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Grey-Bruce
  • Halburton – Kawartha Lakes
  • York – Durham
  • Halton – Peel
  • Toronto

More unsettled conditions this afternoon with scattered thunderstorms producing small hail and gusty winds.

Yet another disturbance will sweep across Southern Ontario today into tonight. Scattered thunderstorms are beginning to develop in regions to the east of Lake Huron and south of Georgian Bay down to the Golden Horseshoe. They will spread across Eastern Ontario this afternoon.

Many of the thunderstorms are expected to produce pea-sized hail. The odd thunderstorm may give somewhat larger hail of 1 centimetre or perhaps a little larger. Given the cool temperatures and favourable atmospheric conditions, the hail may be abundant and nearly cover the ground at times. The main concern is damage to tender crops and plants.

Isolated wind gusts to 70 km/h are also likely.

FLOOD POTENTIAL: Moderate – Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Weather Conditions
5-10 mm of rain was forecasted for Monday.

Issues
Flows at most gauges in our watershed have peaked and begun to decline, however, flows will remain elevated for several days as the flood wave moves downstream.

Water levels are expected to slowly decline and no additional flooding is anticipated at this time. However, stream banks may be unstable, which combined with the fast-flowing water can create hazardous conditions.

Actions
Please exercise caution around all rivers and streams. Hazardous conditions may exist around all waterbodies, as there is a high risk of life-threatening injury if a person falls into the fast-flowing water.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority continues to monitor river and stream conditions and will issue additional messages as conditions warrant.

This Flood Outlook Statement will be in effect until 4:30 p.m., Tuesday June 27, 2017.

 

 

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