Oak Valley section of County Rd. 5 closed until flooding subsides

County Rd. 5, at Oak Valley, west of Winchester Springs. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH DUNDAS — The spring freshet is underway, and a portion of County Road 5 in South Dundas has been closed due to the annual flooding often occurring in that vicinity.

The partially submerged portion of roadway is in Oak Valley, west of Winchester Springs and east of County Rd. 16.

The United Counties of SDG closed it on Wednesday afternoon, urging motorists to instead use the indicated detour over Toye Hill Rd., Snowbird Rd. and County Rd. 16.

County road crews identified the flooded area earlier in the day and a decision was made to close the affected section of road until the water recedes.

“Staff will be erecting the road closed barricades and monitoring water levels until it is safe to reopen the
road,” said Benjamin deHaan, the county director of transportation and planning. “A signed detour will be
in place.”

DeHaan added this portion of County Road 5 has flooded in the past due to snowmelt and rain. The county
has advised Municipal 511 and local emergency services. No accidents or injuries have been reported as
a result of the flooding.

 

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