Beware of waterways during thaw, freeze

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The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that warm temperatures and rain over the next 24 hours will cause some of the snowpack to melt and increase flows in area watercourses.

The public and especially children are advised to​ stay away from all area water bodies as unstable ice cover, slippery banks and fast flowing watercourses will result in dangerous conditions.

Weather forecasts are calling for rain accumulation of 10-15 mm and above freezing temperatures from Wednesday night through Friday. Melting snow and runoff may result in increases in stream flows.

No major flooding is anticipated.  Although local conditions vary, there is always the potential for localized flooding and unsafe conditions around area streams and rivers.

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