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City advises to stay away from these areas

Tuesday, September 10, 2013   by: Staff


SAULT STE. MARIE - As of 7 a.m. the City of Sault Ste. Marie would like to ask the public to please avoid the following areas as they are impassable at this time:

• Hill St between Rossmore/ Johnson
• Farwell Terrace between Rossmore/ Sussex
• Johnson St between Peoples Rd/Farwell Terrace
• Churchill Ave between Farwell Terrace/Peoples Rd
• Rossmore between Farwell Terrace/ Peoples Rd
• 5th Line between Hwy 17/ City Landfill
• Allen Side Rd between 4th line/ 3rd line @ Bridge
• Base Line between Airport Rd/Townline @ Bridge
• Underpass on Wellington
• 3rd Line E between Pine St/ Black Rd
• Farwell Terrace between Rossmore/ Second Line W
• Old Garden River Rd at Millcreek
• Black Rd between 2nd line E/ 3rd line E
• 4th Line E between Great Northern Rd and Root River Bridge
• Churchill Ave between Farwell Terrace/ Peoples Rd
• Connor Road

We would also like to remind the public to please use caution, culverts have been washed away, as well manhole covers and catch basins lids may be missing.

A number of roads remain underwater and some bridges remain impassable.
Avoid walking and driving through floodwaters, and remind children to stay away and not play in or around flooded areas.
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ThinkAgain 9/10/2013 9:09:00 AM Report

Failing Infrastructure: Its not that bad in Sault Ste Marie?
sAUCEY 9/10/2013 9:15:56 AM Report

Im curious on how this can be blamed on infastructure and on PUC? we got a ton of rain and our city is built on the water and we have valleys and highpoints. water runs off of highpoints into valleys (physics). Also the storm drains run into the river so if the river level rises theres no where for the water to go (science)...Be thankful the PUC the Board of Works, and Soo Fire worked there asses off last night in that weather and it wasnt you
Koss 9/10/2013 9:21:58 AM Report

Wait, someone is still brave enough to blame the city for our flooding problems after the storm last night? What is the average IQ in this city?
Snowdon 9/10/2013 9:24:31 AM Report

ThinkAgain, maybe you should try thinking again, and then again, and again before you type and respond. Try however many times you need to think to get it right.
what about bob 9/10/2013 9:24:37 AM Report

I see that there are some duplications on this list.
Slim Shady 9/10/2013 9:31:44 AM Report


Maybe you should get in your car and drive down the line to Thessalon and see all the swollen rivers that have risen 3 feet from last night's rain. Roads and bridges washed out everywhere. I don't mean to be harsh, but that was a pretty dumb comment.
ThinkAgain 9/10/2013 9:48:27 AM Report

If you have a system in place that you need to rely on and it does not operate as to what it was intended for than it has failed. Does not matter how much rain we got, its still a fact that the system can't handle it. And its only the beginning of many more accidents waiting to happen. So many people not able to go to work or school because you can't trust such an old outdated system.

I did not/do not blame anybody or insult anyone's post. I thought my 1st post was direct and to the point. Obviously you can't make a simply comment on sootoday without some kind of slanderous attack.
EmmasDad 9/10/2013 9:57:27 AM Report

You cried about the 40 million PUC building. How much do you think it would cost to upgrade current systems to handle that volume of rain (that only occurs every 20 years)? I can tell you it would make 40 mil look like pocket change.
sAUCEY 9/10/2013 9:57:44 AM Report

How do you advise we fix this "outdated" infastructure? By your comment stating that it failed and saying doesnt matter the amount of rain??? Floods happen everywhere i doubt the whole world needs an overhaul. the only way to fix this problem so it never happens again would be to make sure every road is elevated and water is directed directly into the river and peoples home must be built with a downgrade and retaning walls in everyones backyards to prevent wanter from hitting the home. and it still wouldn't be a guarentee. Wind Water and Fire are crazy elements and there really isnt anyway of stopping any of them.
Right Winger 9/10/2013 10:58:41 AM Report

Where do third line and pine st meet?
jojo12345 9/10/2013 11:06:22 AM Report

Wicket 9/10/2013 11:16:14 AM Report

Really, guess you will be telling the GTA to fix their infrastructure also; they flooded earlier in the year just as badly as we have. It's water, it goes to the lowest point and causes a flood, end of story.
groundspeed 9/10/2013 11:37:09 AM Report

You have airbags in your car. Drive 100 mph into a rock cut and then then sue the manufacturer because they failed to save you. Get it?
BTW the PUC building cost just over 20 million. Next week it'll be 80 million. What a bunch of drama queens.
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