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Police, firefighters respond to overnight flooding calls

Sault Fire Services had advised motorists to stay off the roads
2018-10-10 John Wellington flooding
Reader submitted photo shows intersection of Wellington Street West and John Street at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

After issuing a news release Wednesday evening recommending Sault motorists stay off roadways and drive only if necessary due to heavy rain, Sault Fire Services told SooToday Thursday morning no requests for service linked to motor vehicle collisions were received overnight.

“We haven’t had anything of that but we’ve had some calls about basements flooding. We were getting calls overnight but it wasn’t really a lot of things that had anything to do with us,” said Aaron Gravelle, Sault Fire Services public education officer.

“We’re the failsafe. Sometimes people don’t really know who to call (concerning flooding). Once we get there we tell them there are restoration companies that can take care of that,” Gravelle said.

“We had a couple of flooded street calls come in on St. Georges Avenue West between John and Huron and the underpass,” said Sault Police Constable Sonny Spina.

“One of the callers attempted to call the city board of works first but couldn’t get an answer so they called us,” Spina said.

Spina said there were no reports of weather-related motor vehicle collisions.


Darren Taylor

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Darren Taylor is a news reporter and photographer in Sault Ste Marie. He regularly covers community events, political announcements and numerous board meetings. With a background in broadcast journalism, Darren has worked in the media since 1996.
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