Ville de Gatineau
Spring Flooding: Update of May 10, 2017 and Status on Roads in anticipation of Rush Hour
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Spring Flooding: Update of May 10, 2017 and Status on Roads in anticipation of Rush Hour

Gatineau, May 10, 2017. – Gatineau is continuing to watch the situation and is reviewing its actions on the ground depending on how the situation unfolds.

Status on roads

The status of streets that are closed or affected by the flooding in the city can make traffic more complex than usual.
To plan their travels, residents are invited to consult the map of streets affected by the floods on the municipal website.
As a reminder, public transportation is free on STO's entire network until further notice.

Highway 50

Both lanes of Highway 50 westbound, between De La Gappe Boulevard and Montcalm Street, remain open.
As a reminder, the speed limit permitted in the area is 50 km/h.
Additionally, access ramps from Saint-Louis Street are still closed.
Eastbound access ramps from Des Allumettières Boulevard and Montcalm Street are also 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.

Municipal buildings and services

Gatineau's municipal buildings will reopen today according to the usual schedule.
Gatineau would like to thank the population for having contributed to alleviating traffic in the past few days.

Reminder: Information session on government financial assistance to individuals and businesses affected by the flood

The Government of Quebec has confirmed that flood victims could have access to certain compensations.
An information session on the government financial aid available is planned tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Polyvalente Nicolas-Gatineau cafeteria (360 La Vérendrye Boulevard East).
- The information session will also be broadcast live on Gatineau's Facebook page.
An STO shuttle service will be available to flood victims of Buckingham, Masson-Angers and Gatineau sectors wishing to attend this information session.
- Please visit www.gatineau.ca/crue to find out the schedule and various boarding points.
- Please note that no water shuttle will be available to take flood victims to the boarding points or to their homes. However, Service de police will tolerate water traffic immediately after the information session, to allow people to return home.
For additional information, residents should visit the ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec website: www.securitepublique.gouv.qc.ca/…

Donations to flood victims

Gatineau would like to thank residents and businesses for providing an impressive amount of donations, notably in food.
To donate food, Gatineau recommends that you bring non-perishables to the designated areas.
Cash donations are still being collected by the Red Cross.
Local organizations are looking for volunteers to help manage donations at the various collection sites.
Please visit www.gatineau.ca/crue for additional information

Statistics and quick facts

Preventive and voluntary evacuations

Number of homes evacuated by Service de sécurité incendie: 545
Persons registered at the centres for flood victims: 1,101
- Jean-René-Monette: 961
- Masson-Angers: 140
- Number of pets evacuated (registered/looked after): more than 150
Homes where gas has been shut off: 284
Homes where power has been shut off: 379

Information to residents

Persons registered to text alerts: 6,235
Visits to the webpage on flooding: 123,797 visits (since May 1)

Non-emergency call centre (311)

More than 11,300 calls between May 1 and May 9

Note
Statistics for this news release were last updated at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. These are the latest statistics available.


Associated links

Webpage on spring flooding

Impacts on traffic and map of flooded streets and sandbag distribution sites

STO's website

MTQ's website


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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
Source
Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Directeur,
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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