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Flood Watch in effect for McLeod River in Whitecourt

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A Flood Watch has been issued for the McLeod River between Rosevear and Whitecourt. A High Stream Advisory has also been issued for the Athabasca River.

This afternoon (June 19, 2023), Alberta Transportation closed a portion of Highway 32 at Groat Creek due to an abutment washout. Please obey all posted signage, and use alternate routes. Visit 511 Alberta for further details.

People are reminded to exercise extreme caution around the rivers. The Town of Whitecourt encourages people to report river or flood level concerns to the Town of Whitecourt at administration@whitecourt.ca so that the municipality can evaluate the risk involved.

The Town of Whitecourt will continue to monitor water levels and river forecasts provided by the Government of Alberta, and will inform the community as updates become available. Updates will be provided at www.whitecourt.ca and on Whitecourt’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TownofWhitecourt.

For Alberta River Basins advisories and warnings visit https://rivers.alberta.ca/.

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