July 23, 2008

Heavy rainfall across York Region causing localized flooding on Regional roads in the City of Vaughan

Motorists urged to exercise caution as more heavy rainfall predicted

NEWMARKET Flooding on some York Region roads caused by heavy rainfall has prompted the following road closures in the City of Vaughan:


Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for York Region, including the possibility of torrential downpours and hail, suggesting that more road flooding may be possible.


York Region is asking motorists to exercise caution while driving and to detour around the flooded areas of Jane Street, Pine Valley Drive and Rutherford Road.


For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca


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Media Contact:            Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

                                 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1232 or Cell 905 251-6419

                                 Email: michael.kemp@york.ca

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