Flooding closes major road in Bowmanville; heavy fog warning across Durham Region

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Published January 5, 2023 at 8:33 am

Environment Canada has declared a fog advisory for Durham Region from Beaverton in the north down to the shores of Lake Ontario, with near visibility in certain areas.

The unseasonably warm temperatures, melting snow and Wednesday’s rainfall is also causing flooding issues in Bowmanville, with Bowmanville Avenue (a busy route to Hwy 401) shut down between Stevens Road and King St. W. right in the middle of morning rush hour.

Crews are working on re-opening Bowmanville Avenue though it may be several hours before that occurs.

Bowmanville residents – especially those who live by the lake – have had had to deal with serious flooding problems several times in recent years, with sandbags employed in both 2017 and 2019 to try and stop the water from entering homes.

Meanwhile, the dense fog problems are expected to persist through the early morning hours. Visibility will gradually improve by mid morning.

Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for taillights ahead and be prepared to stop.

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