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Conservation officials urging residents to stay away from watercourses and off of frozen water bodies

Streams and rivers are expected to rise over the weekend with rain and warmer temperatures in the forecast.
With the March Break underway, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority officials are reminding everyone to stay well away from all watercourses and off of frozen water bodies.
Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery and, when combined with cold, fast-moving water, pose a serious hazard.
Any ice cover will also be weakened and unstable with flood control reservoirs especially hazardous due to fluctuating water levels.
The UTRCA expects water levels to remain above normal over the weekend. Serious flooding is not expected at this time.
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