Ville de Gatineau
Spring flooding: Update of May 11, 2017 - Recovery plan
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Spring flooding: Update of May 11, 2017 - Recovery plan

Gatineau, May 11, 2017. – Water levels are continuing to come down. Gatineau took a number of measures in anticipation of the recovery. Several steps need to be taken before the situation can return to normal.

Status on streets and reopening of flooded streets

Many streets are still closed in flooded areas.
Motorists are asked to slow down and to avoid driving through these areas unnecessarily.
It should be noted that some streets could remain closed or restricted to local traffic only, until the repairs are completed. For example, Gatineau has to:
o check for erosion and inspect the condition of the pavement;
o remove debris;
o secure the road network.
The entire action plan is available on the website.
Public transportation is still free on STO's entire network until further notice.
- STO is also collecting, on its buses, donations for the Red Cross for the benefit of flood victims.

Highway 50

Highway 50 has reopened eastbound between Montcalm Street and Des Draveurs Bridge.
As a reminder, both lanes of Highway 50 westbound, between De La Gappe Boulevard and Montcalm Street, remain open.
- The speed limit permitted in this area is 50 km/h.
Access ramps from Saint-Louis Street are still closed.

Fournier Boulevard

Both lanes in both directions are still open to traffic on Fournier Boulevard.

Alonzo-Wright Bridge

During morning rush hour, both lanes of the Alonzo-Wright Bridge will be one way (to Saint-Joseph Boulevard).
- The return to two-way lanes should occur after rush hour, around 9:30 a.m.

Tips for flood victims

Many tips are posted on Gatineau's website, including the following:
o Services provided to evacuees
o What to do once the water has receded
o What to do with sandbags and debris
o Sewer back-up
o First major clean-up efforts
The information is updated regularly.
As a reminder, Gatineau is postponing the payment deadline for the second tax remittance for flood victims, without interests or penalties. Extraordinary relief measures are under review.

Major solidarity operation

Gatineau residents have already shown outstanding generosity, and many want to continue to help.
A major solidarity clean-up operation is in preparation.
However, we have to wait until the water has completely receded from the streets.
Gatineau will be relaying information to volunteer residents when appropriate.


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What to do once the wather has receded p. 1
What to do once the wather has receded p. 2
Recovery measures


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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Director,
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819-595-7171
boileau.jean@gatineau.ca
@JeanBoileau

À propos de Gatineau

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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