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Newmarket reminds residents to take caution around lakes and streams

NEWMARKET, Ontario, February 4, 2019 – Due to the rainfall and warmer weather forecasted for the week, the Town of Newmarket is strongly urging residents to take caution and avoid all bodies of water in Newmarket and surrounding areas.
According to the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, areas of the watershed are expected to receive approximately 5 to 10 mm of rain beginning today. Forecasted rainfall mixed with melting snow will result in higher than normal water levels and flows, and possible ice break-up in rivers and streams, creating potentially hazardous conditions. Local streams and rivers may become dangerous, especially near culverts, bridges, and stormwater ponds. 
The Town urges residents to keep clear of any body of water, including the Holland River and Fairy Lake areas of the Town. Parents are also strongly advised to communicate this important safety message to their children.
The Town encourages 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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Media Contact:
Corporate Communications
Town of Newmarket
Tel.: 905-953-5300 ext. 2040


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