Work to repair roads and get residents back in their homes continues north of the Kenora by-pass.

The City of Kenora says, ‘water levels have held steady over the past number of days allowing for remedial work to progress in the in the area that is 500m north of Bells Point Road.’

The city notes, ‘Engineering and Roads staff will be able to safely access the evacuated area to begin inspection and evaluation of road conditions over the coming days.’

The city anticipates that there could be unstable areas that require remediation prior to full reopening. 

The public is reminded that the evacuation order remains in effect. This includes the continued closure of roads into and inside of the evacuated area.

A timeline for a full reopening of roads north of the by-pass was not provided in the media release that was sent Thursday night.