The Town of Fort Frances Municipal Emergency Control Group is urging the public to respect closures that have been put in place. Not only does the high water pose a safety risk, it is considered trespassing to go around the barricades to these closed areas. The OPP are assisting us in maintaining the integrity of these areas and will press charges if necessary.
Boaters on the Rainy Lake and Rainy River should be cognizant of boat speed and wakes, as this can contribute to wave action and erosion along our shorelines.
Sandbagging operations have moved to the Shevlin Wood Yard and volunteers are welcome to assist.
Operations have been extended Monday-Sunday, 8:00AM – 8:00PM. Volunteers are required to register with Town Staff at the Command Trailer.
The town is continuing to monitor and take the necessary actions to ensure the protection of critical infrastructure, assets and properties directly affected by the high waters.
As a result, the following closures (pedestrian and vehicular) have been implemented:
- Front Street between Minnie Avenue and Williams Avenue
- Front Street between Armit Avenue and Mosher Avenue
- Front Street walking path
- Front Street bike path
- Front Street Playground
- Front Street Fitness Equipment
- Sorting Gap Marina Gas Docks
- Sorting Gap Marina Boat Launch
- Lookout Tower
- The Hallett
- Crowe Avenue Dock
- Point Park and Seven Oakes (closed to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic)
Access to La Verendrye Hospital – Riverside Health Care is still accessible through all entrances.
At this time all dams are operating within normal operating capacities and are being continually monitored by the appropriate regulatory authorities.
We thank you for your patience and understanding. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation and work to keep the public informed through 93.1 The Border and our Town of Fort Frances social media.