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Newmarket reminds residents to take caution around lakes and streams
Newmarket, Ontario, April 3, 2018 – With forecasted rainfall amounts anticipated over the coming days, the Town of Newmarket is reminding residents to take caution and avoid all bodies of water in Newmarket and surrounding areas.
According to the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA), forecasted rainfall amounts will result in higher than normal water levels in our rivers and streams. This could create potentially hazardous conditions. Areas of the watershed may receive 15 to 30 mm of precipitation, beginning this afternoon and continuing until Thursday, April 5.
The combination of slippery and unstable banks and cold water temperatures will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other bodies of water. The Town urges residents to keep clear of all bodies of water, including the Holland River and Fairy Lake areas of the Town. Parents are also advised to communicate this important safety message to their children.
The Town reminds all residents to have emergency supplies – including water, non-perishable foods, flashlights and a first-aid kit – that will last for 72 hours. View the Central York Fire Services website for a full list of items to include in an emergency kit and for helpful information on emergency preparedness for floods.
For more information, call the Town of Newmarket at 905-895-5193 or the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority at 905-895-1281.


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Corporate Communications 
Town of Newmarket 
Tel: 905-953-5300 ext. 2040
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