Flood preps continue in Laval-Ouest

City of Laval public works employees could be seen busily installing flood barriers and sand bags on Riviera St. in Laval-Ouest along the southern bank of the Rivière des Mille Îles on Saturday Apr. 11 as the river’s rising water level threatened to spill over onto the street.

Laval public works crews have been busy Easter weekend installing flood barriers along Riviera St. in Laval-Ouest. (Photo: Martin C. Barry, Laval News)

According to the city, a total of 1.2 kilometres of anti-flood barriers are being installed along streets in Laval-Ouest that are within a short distance of the river. The city is using a combination of concrete blocks and sand bags. The city is also closely monitoring water levels.

Martin C. Barry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for the Laval News, marty@newsfirst.ca

Sandbags ready for filling and flood barriers in the background are seen here on Riviera St. in Laval-Ouest on Sat. April 11. (Photo: Martin C. Barry, Laval News)