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Highway 8 in Dundas closed after ‘erosion’ damage, says city

Damage on Highway 8 Hill in Dundas. City of Hamilton

The City of Hamilton has closed Highway 8 Hill in Dundas after they say it suffered “significant erosion” since Tuesday night.

Crews will be on scene Wednesday to investigate and repair damage, the city said in a release.

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The roadway is closed in both directions between Bond Street and Hillcrest Avenue and the access will remain closed until further notice.

The city says it had numerous crews out cleaning up damage from a rain and wind storm that hit Hamilton and area on Tuesday afternoon.

The forestry unit says they received close to 100 reports of issues alone across the city involving tree branches and debris.

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Significant damage was reported at five homes in the lower east city on Wednesday which saw large trees removed from the properties.

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City crews spent Wednesday cleaning up fallen trees in the city's east end. City of Hamilton
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City crews spent Wednesday cleaning up fallen trees in the city's east end. City of Hamilton

In light of Tuesday’s weather event, the city is recommending residents cleaning up their yards to use paper bags and rigid containers marked with a city of Hamilton yard waste sticker. In addition, they are asking that branches and twigs be tied together and not exceed 1.2m (4ft) in length or .75m (2.5ft) in diameter.

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Larger branches should be dropped off at Community Recycling Centres.

The city also recommends residents survey properties looking for plugged catch basins and drainage areas and report sewer back-ups, flooding over roadways, and debris in drainage ditches or culverts to 905-546-CITY (2489).

 

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