Cornwall addressing flooded streets

A pickup truck driver plows through a flooded intersection at Vincent Massey Drive and Power Dam Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 during a freezing rain storm. The region saw the wind pick up and sheets of rain hit the area, leading to a number of crashes and flooded streets. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A city official said public works crews are out trying to clear drains as motorists have had to contend with flooded streets.

A freezing rain warning remains in effect for SD&G Wednesday night with a further 5-20 millimeters of rain (0.20-0.78 inches) expected tonight.

Environment Canada said it will lead to “signifiant ice buildup” before the freezing rain changes to rain overnight as the temperature climbs above the freezing mark.

“We have two crews out clearing catch basins at present. We would ask motorists to slow down and be extra cautious,” said Cornwall Public Information Officer Kevin Lajoie.

Some residents have also being going out cleaning drains while others are tending to flooded basements in several areas of the city.

“Second Street in Cornwall is a giant swimming pool from Robertson to Danis!,” tweeted Riverdale resident Tim Ouimet.

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