The Township of Wentworth informs its population that a part of its territory has been isolated and has declared a local state of emergency. A press release was distributed to media today at about noon. Likewise, the Township of Wentworth North has also declared a state of emergency for 48 hours, due to the closure of certain bridges, flooding of homes and isolation of about 140 homes due to rising water levels in local rivers. The Louisa Bridge located on Lake Louisa Road in the Municipality of Wentworth-North has been closed as part of an order from the Quebec Minister of Transport. This bridge was weakened by the rising water of the West River. Approximately 140 residences in the municipality of Wentworth-North territory are isolated and 12 residences in the Township of Wentworth also access their property through this same road. Currently no traffic is allowed on the bridge, including pedestrian traffic. Given that there is no confirmation as to when the Ministry of Transportation of Québec will be able to solidify their infrastructure, the Municipality of Wentworth-North has requested a temporary bypass area for residents.
The Municipality of Wentworth has agreed that a temporary bypass will be through Carrière Road and Lake Louisa North Road.
For security reasons related to the increase in traffic on Lake Louisa North Road and Carrière Road, the Municipality decrees that the speed limit on Carrière Road and Lake Louisa North Road will be reduced to 30 km / h.
The Municipality of Wentworth says it has put all means in place to ensure the safety of the population at all times. Citizens can call 811 at any time for psychosocial support. Info-Social 811 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Citizens are invited to check www.wentworth.ca for updates.
Citizens can contact the municipality at any time by calling 450-562-0701 or dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.