Flooding concerns due to frazil ice hit Durham and Port Albert
Published Friday, January 18, 2019 1:47PM EST
Saugeen Conservation captured this photo of frazil ice along the Saugeen River near Durham, Ont. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (@saugeenca / Twitter)
Officials will be watching area waterways very closely over the weekend. The expected sudden drop in temperature is creating frazil ice, which can lead to flooding.
There’s a Flood Watch in the town of Durham as frazil ice has formed in parts of the Saugeen River.
Officials are watching the situation closely to prevent flooding.
In Port Albert, there’s concern as well about frazil-ice induced flooding.
Frazil ice has just started to form and in the past, that’s meant flooding in the low-lying parts of Port Albert.
Municipal and conservation officials will be on scene today and throughout the weekend, monitoring the frazil ice situation.
Frazil ice in the Town of Durham pic.twitter.com/POOUwQSufW— Saugeen Conservation (@saugeenca) January 18, 2019