Engineering assessments in downtown Minden
By Chad Ingram
Published May 15, 2017
Minden Hills township will have engineering assessments performed on Water Street, the Sunny Brook bridge (main street bridge) and the downtown stretch of Bobcaygeon Road before those thoroughfares are reopened to traffic.
“Water Street has sustained significant damage,” Reeve Brent Devolin said on Monday, May 15. The most badly damaged section of the street is between the St. Germaine intersection and Highway 35. Devolin said that, hopefully, those assessments would be completed this week.
The township closed the bridge to traffic early last week and the downtown section of Bobcaygeon Road on Wednesday, May 10.
Minden Hills township will also be conducting garbage pick-up for residents affected by the flood who have been unable to take their trash to the landfill on Tuesday, May 16, and Friday, May 19.
The Red Cross will also be going to door-to-door in flood-affected areas and residents are encouraged to register.
Meanwhile, the Gull River has officially crested, with water levels receding during the past few days. It is unclear how long floodwaters will stay on the ground in the village.
See more flood coverage in this week's Times.