April 20, 2017 9:58 pm
Updated: April 20, 2017 11:07 pm

Hamilton area dealing with flash flooding after heavy rainfall

WATCH ABOVE: Residents in Hamilton, Ont. had to cope with flooding in several areas of the city after a system brought about heavy rains.

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Several streets in Hamilton’s west end have been flooded after intense rainfall hit the area Thursday.

The flooding comes after parts of Hamilton received around 75 millimetres of rain throughout the day, meteorologists said.

A City of Hamilton spokesperson told Global News Thursday evening that city staff were responding to reports of flooding in the community of Dundas and parts of the city’s east end, specifically the area of Centennial Parkway and near the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant.

On social media, videos and pictures were shared showing flooding near downtown Dundas and a subdivision in the community’s north east.

Officers in Halton Regional Police’s Burlington district also warned through Twitter of some localized flooding in the area.

Alectra Utilities reported a weather-related outage affecting over 400 customers in the community of Ancaster, south of Dundas.

Earlier in the day, the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) issued a flood watch for areas near watercourses.

“HCA wishes to remind residents to continue to exercise caution near all water bodies and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams at this time. Elevated water levels, faster moving water, rapidly changing levels and flows, and slippery banks may pose a significant hazard. Adults are advised to keep children and pets away from water bodies at this time,” the statement said in part.

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