Mother nature bears bad news for residents near overflowing rivers

Environment Canada issues rainfall warning for Monday night and Tuesday

Photo by Patrick Lejtenyi

Rising temperatures in Quebec are quicly melting snow and causing rivers south of Montreal to rise. Ice is becomming stuck and blocking the flow of water. 

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the Montreal area, and is calling for 25 to 35 millimetres of rain Monday night into Tuesday.

Fields are covered in water and roads are partially submerged in Carignan, near Chambly.

A flood alert is maintained for the L'Acadie River, and the situation for the Chateauguay river isn't looking too promising either.

Local and provincial governments are on the scene where water has already flooded streets to make sure residents are safe.

Public security is also keeping a close eye on the Richelieu, Yamaska, Noire, des Anglais, aux Brochets and des Hurons rivers.

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