Ville de Gatineau
An update on the spring flooding and ongoing actions in Gatineau
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
An update on the spring flooding and ongoing actions in Gatineau

Gatineau, May 1, 2017. – The exceptional spring flooding this year is continuing in Gatineau. The City has redeployed its teams this morning and is closely monitoring the change in water levels on its territory. All the necessary means will be utilized to ensure the safety of residents.

Quick facts

The emergency measures coordination centre has reopened, even though emergency measures have not been declared officially.
Gatineau is closely monitoring the situation. The areas of Moreau Creek and Hurtubise Boulevard West are being closely monitored.
The following streets are open to local traffic only:
- Saint-Louis Street, from Moreau Street to highway 50
- René Street, north of Saint-François-Xavier Street
- Adélard Street
- Blais Street
- Saint-François-Xavier Street
Gatineau will be rockfilling Hurtubise Boulevard West (Gatineau sector) and Du Fer-à-cheval Road (Masson-Angers sector). We would like to remind you that this is a preventive measure to allow us to keep the streets open to traffic.
Some 1,600 sandbags have been dropped off at the following sites for the use of residents:
Buckingham – Masson-Angers
- Du Fer-à-Cheval Road/launching ramp
Gatineau
- Saint-Sauveur/Saint-Patrice streets
- Jacques-Cartier/Prince-Albert streets
- Saint-Louis Street/highway 50 ramp
- Hurtubise Boulevard/Campeau Street
- Hurtubise Boulevard/de Versailles Street
- Cartier/Des Rapides streets
- 476 St-René Street (municipal workshop)
The filling and bag distribution efforts will continue as needed, depending on how the situation unfolds.
As a reminder, text alerts are in place. Residents of the affected zones should register (on the website) to receive the updates.
Residents should consult the City's website to learn about the latest updates. The website is updated frequently, as soon as new information becomes available.
The population should remain vigilant and dial 311 to report any troubling situation. Should the safety of people or property be threatened, residents should dial 911.
Avoid driving in the flooded areas unnecessarily.
- Should you need to venture into those areas, please drive very slowly to limit the production of waves and ensure the safety of people in the area.
- Cyclists should not venture onto flooded trails and bike paths.
The City thanks its residents for their cooperation.


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Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 285 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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