Clean Up Continues From Friday Flooding

Flooding in Drayton. June 23rd, 2017 (Photo submitted by Brian Elliot)

The clean up continues for many across parts of Midwestern Ontario after Friday’s flood.

Facebook posts are filled with people’s stories about the damage caused across several communities including Harriston and Drayton.

“A dump trailer full of stock and displayers, a furnace and water heater pooched,” one person says in a post.

“We lost our commercial building to 2 ft of liquid destruction and sewage,” writes another.

For residents in Harriston, there is still a boil water advisory posted.

On Monday, three County of Wellington waste facilities will be open for flood damaged material drop off.

The Harriston Waste Facility on Hwy. 23, Riverstown on Sideroad 5 in Kenilworth, and Rothsay on Wellington Rd. 7 in the Township of Mapleton will be open 8am to 6pm.

The sites will be open to accept flood damaged materials only and regular waste fees will apply and receipts will be given to all customers.

In North Huron, parks and trails around waterways are expected to reopen at some point Monday after water levels peaked Saturday.  And while urban areas clean-up, farmers are also assessing damage to their fields.