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Quebec cities clean up after heavy rains

Quebec cities clean up after heavy rains
Quebec cities clean up after heavy rains

Several communities north of Montreal were hit by heavy rains over the weekend, and residents are now working to repair the damage.

More than 130mm of rainfall caused serious damage to several roads and culverts in Chertsey and Rawdon, about 90 kilometres north of the city.

In Chertsey, large equipment was deployed to repair washed-out roads in the northern part of the town.

Many roads were flooded after a small dam broke, causing the waterways to widen and erode the roads.

In the municipality, 10 to 12 public and private roads were completely or partially blocked by the damage. About 100 homeowners were affected and could no longer easily reach their homes.

In Rawdon, there were frightening moments for a group of teenagers camping on an island near Dorwin Falls, who were left stranded when rain turned a normally calm stretch of water nearby into a raging river.

They had to be rescued from the island by firefighters after their tents were flooded.

No injuries were reported, but residents are advised to exercise caution when traveling in case further damage occurs.