February 07, 2019
February 7, 2019
Ice Jam at Prairie Siding Bridge on Thames River
The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) has identified an ice jam at the Prairie Siding Bridge (east of Jeanette’s Creek) on the Thames River and has issued a Flood Warning.
The LTVCA is monitoring this ice jam closely. The behavior of ice jam related flooding is very unpredictable. Should conditions of the ice jam itself change, there could be additional impacts along the downstream portions of the river through the Raleigh and Dover areas and into the Town of Lakeshore including Lighthouse Cove. Residents should pay close attention to local conditions and be prepared.
Lakeshore Public Works and Fire are monitoring the situation and are ready to respond if required.
People should take extra caution and avoid rivers, ditches, and streams. The combination of slippery banks, broken or unstable ice and fast moving cold water can be dangerous. Standing water can also present its own unseen hazards. Children, pets and livestock should be kept away from the water.