The City of Kenora says their road divisions continue to work with the challenging water levels and will be trying to repair one of their more vulnerable roads on Thursday (May 12, 2022)

On Thursday, city crews, with assistance from local contractors, will be working on the East Melick and Essex Road intersection. Traffic will still be permitted through the area, but please expect delays.

Essex Road, School Road, East Melick Road, and Coker Roads are the most vulnerable areas at this time. People that live in these high-risk areas should establish evacuation plans, as rural roads could be washed out quickly and without warning. 

Staff is reminding residents, that sandbags and sand are available at the Kenora Fire Hall, Station 1, and the sand depot located near the Operations Centre.

On Tuesday evening (May 10, 2022), the City of Kenora declared a Local State of Emergency, due to the increased flooding risk throughout the area.

This state of emergency will allow the city the potential opportunity to access provincial assistance with the situation.