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Clearview Firefighters respond to flooding concerns

Nottawasaga River getting close to home
2018-02-22 Clearview Firefighters prepare for water rescue
Clearview Firefighters prepared for water rescue but it turned out residents were not in immediate danger. Photo Clearview Fire Twitter

Clearview Firefighters were called to Don Ross Drive in Clearview Thursday morning for a flooding call.  

Initially, fire crews were preparing to conduct a water rescue of three residents, according to Clearview Fire twitter. 

The Fire Chief updated the situation with "Crews have made contact with residents. No immediate danger. Water from Nottawasaga River is about 5 metres from home."

The outcome of the call was that all residents declined to leave and the rescue had evolved into a wellness check due to concerns of water, the Chief tweeted. 

"Residents have been advised of delay to respond to any emergency until water recedes," the Chief said. 

In the meantime, the OPP says numerous roads remain closed throughout the region due to flooding. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to obey road closure signs and do not travel on closed roadways. 

Sue Sgambati

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