WATCH: Rains, warm temperatures cause floods, and a landslide

A sharp dip in temperatures this afternoon and tonight is expected to offer some relief to Quebecers living with spring flooding and flood warnings.

They're in effect for much of the province — particularly along the Chateauguay River near Huntingdon, the Mille-Iles River and the Riviere des Prairies in Laval, and the St. François and Massawippi rivers near Sherbrooke.

In the Sherbrooke area, several homes have been evacuated, and several streets were submerged. Activities at Bishop's University in Lennoxville were halted for the day, during the busy exam period. There are concerns that rising water levels would end up blocking entrances and accesses to the university.

Classes were also cancelled at nearby Champlain College in Lennoxville for the same reason.

Meanwhile, in the Laurentian village of Lac-des-Seize-Iles, not far from Morin Heights, a landslide swept two chalets and several boat sheds into a nearby body of water.

Officials there say the chalets are summer cottages, and that it's unlikely anyone might have there, but the SQ and local fire officials are on the ground, to make sure no one is missing.

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  1. anne posted on 04/15/2014 04:12 PM
    What was pulling her?
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