Highway closed by flooding

The Canadian Press

MATTAWA, Ont.–Provincial police have shut down a lengthy stretch of road in Northern Ontario due to severe flooding.
The closure runs about 50 km along Highway 533 in the Mattawa area, between Highway 656 and Highway 63 north of North Bay.
Police said the water is “very deep in some areas” and drivers are urged to respect the barricades.
Further downstream, officials in Ottawa said they closely are monitoring water levels along the Ottawa River basin, which are expected to rise over the next few days.
The city cautioned some low-lying areas could be flooded.
Flood information centres in four communities along the Ottawa River were to be opened today.

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