City deems spring flood threat to be over

The City of Laval has announced that with water levels along the Rivière des Prairies and the Rivière des Mille Îles back to normal, the annual flood-risk season appears to be finished and temporary anti-flood barriers that were intalled several weeks ago in several riverfront locations can now be taken down.

According to a statement issued by the city on May 14, the dismantling of the barriers will be taking place in stages. The first of these will be the removal of a pedestrian overpass that was installed between Île Verte and Île Bigras in the south-east of the Laval-Les Îles sector.

Flood barriers installed a few weeks ago by the City of Laval along Riviera St. in Laval-Ouest will soon be removed with the spring flood-threat now over, the city says.

Following this, during the week of May 18 other temporary measures that were implemented in Laval-Ouest and other areas will be removed, the city says. The removal operation will be taking place over a period of several weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city says that sand bags which were distributed over the past few weeks in these areas will be picked up by public works crews beginning on May 25. Regarding the steps to follow for sand bag removal, residents will be informed by telephone.