February 13, 2019 9:49 am

Chatham-Kent no longer in a state of emergency

Photo of the ice jam in the Thames River near Chatham

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Facebook page

Thanks to dropping water levels along the Thames River, officials in Chatham-Kent have dropped their state of emergency.

The municipality declared the state of emergency as a precautionary measure on Friday as there was a risk of flooding and some area dikes needed to be repaired.

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According to the city’s mayor, Darrin Canniff, the situation has stabilized and they’ll continue to monitor local water levels.

Canniff praised municipal employees who worked around the clock to keep everyone safe and make repairs to dikes.

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Repairs to dikes along the river in West Kent have been successful and the river has dropped more than 125 centimetres since its high water level Friday evening.

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