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Floods prompt state of emergency in southwestern Quebec

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 10:48 AM - Heavy rain has resulted in significant flooding in parts of southwestern Quebec.


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St. Colomban issued a state of emergency for a maximum of 48 hours, after washed out roads and flooded homes were reported.

According to St.Colomban Mayor Jean Dumais, dozens of people are trapped in their homes because roads and driveways have been heavily damaged, says the CBC.

Officials say many roads have been shut down. 

"Several roads are closed to traffic including the path of Rivière-du-Nord, both east and west of the city territory..." the city posted on their Facebook page. "Some streets are cut and some citizens are landlocked, especially on the street of the Patriots, the Wooded, La Rochellière, Peridot, Reserve, Grande Allee, Le Havre and Peace."

"These heavy rains have also caused numerous flash floods in Montreal, where 40 to 60 mm of rain fell on Tuesday," adds The Weather Network's sister station, MétéoMédia. "The sewer system was not able to meet the demand."

Most roads in the Montreal are were cleared by Wednesday morning, officials say.

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