Island Lake with blades of green grass in the front on a nice sunny day

Road and park closures resulted from flooding, CVE tourist train cancelled

Jun 23, 2017 | Public Works | General

The overnight rainstorm going into Friday, June 23 created some flooding in Orangeville. It's reported that 128 mm of rain fell from late Friday night until it stopped Saturday morning. Sections of some streets were closed in Town, due to flooding, but have all been reopened.

Public Works staff and Parks & Recreation staff have inspected roads, parks and trails to assess any damage.

Some trails have been closed due to flooding, such as Colborne Trail and the Amelia to Blind Line trail.

Several parks are closed: Maywood Park continues to be closed and there is major damage to the trail in two location. KayCee Gardens remains closed and is unsafe in several sections; it will be reassessed on Monday. Walsh and Myr Morrow playgrounds have reopened. Dragonfly Park has standing water but is otherwise fit for use.

Sports fields had to be closed Friday but are now fit for use.

Due to infiltration of rainfall run-off into the sewage collection system, the flow to the Water Pollution Control Plant increased significantly exceeding the plant’s ability to accommodate full treatment. As a result, the plant was in bypass starting at 5:50 a.m. until 1:50 p.m.  (on Friday) when it switched to a partial tertiary bypass.

Cando rail operations ceased freight traffic in Orangeville on Friday.

The Orangeville Railway Development Corporation has been advised that there are several sections of rail line between Orangeville and Brampton (through the Forks of the Credit River) that are not safe for train passage at this time. The Credit Valley Explorer dinner train scheduled for Saturday, June 24 had to be cancelled. The operator of the rail line, Cando Rail Services, is contacted ticket holders with respect to the cancellation. The rail line will be reassessed on Monday morning and an action plan developed.