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As a result of heavy rains and rapid snowmelt, the Town of Hawkesbury has been advised of the risk of failure of the Bell Falls Dam on the Rivière Rouge that could cause damage to the Ottawa River in the municipality of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge.

The Town of Hawkesbury wishes to inform its citizens that it is not concerned for its sector, but continues to monitor the situation very closely. Being in constant communication with Emergency Management Ontario, she remains ready to respond if necessary.

Residents should stay away from fast-moving rivers and streams and regularly check updated messages about spring weather conditions.

All new developments will be issued to the population as quickly as possible.