Highway 8 Re-opens After Flooding Near Seaforth

Highway Flooding between Seaforth and Dublin, July 8, 2014 (photo courtesy of Edie Taylor)

Highway 8 (line 34) between Hensall Road (Road 182) and Beachwood Line (Road 183) has re-opened.

Today’s torrential downpours in part of midwestern Ontario ¬†forced Perth County OPP to close a section of Highway 8 between Dublin and Seaforth for a time early this afternoon due to flooding.

Traffic was diverted around the area along Hydro Line Road one concession north of Hwy 8.

The flooded section re-opened just before 4 p.m. today

Heavy rain on Hwy 8 near Seaforth, July 8, 2014 (photo courtesy of Edie Taylor)

Heavy rain on Hwy 8 near Seaforth, July 8, 2014 (photo courtesy of Edie Taylor)

Highway 8 Flooding between Seaforth and Dublin, July 8, 2014 (photo courtesy of Edie Taylor)

Highway 8 Flooding between Seaforth and Dublin, July 8, 2014 (photo courtesy of Edie Taylor)

Heavy rain floods Hwy 8 and fields between Dublin and Seaforth, July 8, 2014 (photo courtesy of Edie Taylor)

Heavy rain floods Hwy 8 and fields between Dublin and Seaforth, July 8, 2014 (photo courtesy of Edie Taylor)