Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brantford, Ont., Evacuation Order Lifted after Flooding Risk Recedes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brantford, Ont., Evacuation Order Lifted after Flooding Risk Recedes

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Brantford, Ont., evacuation order lifted

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BRANTFORD, Ont. - Residents of a southwestern Ontario city are being allowed back into their homes as the risk of flooding from a swollen river recedes.

Officials in Brantford, Ont., say an evacuation order affecting nearly 5,000 residents was lifted Thursday evening after water levels on the Grand River went down.

The city had declared a state of emergency on Wednesday and ordered residents in neighbourhoods near the river to leave their homes.

Officials say residents still need to be extremely cautious around all bodies of water and warned that banks near rivers and creeks were very slippery.

The city also says the Ministry of Transportation has approved the reopening of several bridges and roads that had been off limits during the flooding. …

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