A portion of Robie Street in front of the Truro Mall is now flooded. Traffic cannot leave town via that route. RAISSA TETANISH - TRURO DAILY NEWS
UPDATED 1:55 P.M.
The Canadian Red Cross has set up two reception centres for affected residents. They are located at the Bible Hill fire hall at 69 Pictou Rd. and Immanual Baptist Church on the top of Young Street in Truro.
Colchester Emergency Management is urging people to stay off the roads unless it’s an emergency. A list of provincial road closures can be obtained by calling the 511 information number.
Residents are encouraged to voluntarily evacuate if you reside in a flooded area.
ALSO: Reports indicate the only way in and out of Truro is by the Walmart highway exit.
Also locally, Stanfields has been evacuated and lumber from Sproule Lumber in Valley has been spotted floating into the Salmon River.
UPDATED 1:40 P.M.
The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board main office in Truro has closed, however, all schools except CEC remain open to the end of the school day.
School board officials indicate buses will proceed along their normal routes, however, if drivers find road closures or impassible conditions and are unable to return students to their normal pick-up/drop-off locations they will return students to the school. School administrators will then begin contacting parents to determine the best way to get students home.
For information on bus routes, contact the bus garage in your area:
- Truro Bus Garage - 896-5797
- Hants East Bus Garage - 758-4614
- West Pictou Bus Garage - 485-7968
- Amherst Bus Garage - 661-2449
ALSO: People who are being evacuated from their homes in and around the Farnham Road area, including the nearby trailer park, will have assistance.
Reports indicate a bus system is being put in place for those requiring help out of that area. They will be taken to the Red Cross station, which is reportedly being set up at Immanuel Baptist Church on the top of Young Street.
UPDATED AT 1:15 P.M.:
THE FOLLOWING ROADS ARE CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING:
Route 311 at Stuarts Bridge
Main Street from Queen Street to Marshall's Corner flashing light
Brookside Road near Upper Brookside Road
Salmon River Road from Eddy Group to Farmer's Cheese Plant
Harmony Ridge by Lower Harmony Road
West North River Road beside River Run Golf Course
Kemptown Road - 1 km from Old Trunk 4 Loop
New River Road, Kemptown
East Mountain - from end of pavement to Valley Road
Trunk 2 Hilden area - Lights in Brookfield to Millbrook
Back Road - closed at bridge 0.4 kms from East Montrose Road
Matheson Brook Road - Between Hwy 311 and Route 256
Kerrs Mill Road, Wallace - Between Route 6 and Route 368
Coldstream Road - West St. Andrews to Gays River
ROADS FLOODED BUT PASSABLE:
Truro Heights Road - near civic 360
Half Moon Place
Route 236 - couple of areas in the civic block 2300
Trunk 2 Masstown by Currie Excavating
Greenfield Road - several flooded areas
Westchester barely passable from the Acadia Mines Bridge northerly 1.5 km.
ALSO CLOSED: Provincial beaches, the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, day-use and camping parks. They will remain closed Tuesday and be re-evaluated for storm damage or safety concerns on a case-by-case basis. Public notice of park re-openings will be provided on the provincial parks website and through news updates.