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Minden's downtown on Monday May 15. People have taken to creating chalk drawings on Bobcaygeon Road which has been closed to traffic at its intersection with Newcastle Street since May 10. CHAD INGRAM

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By Chad Ingram

Published May 15 2017

Minden Hills township will haveengineering assessments performed on Water Street the Sunny Brookbridge (main street bridge) and the downtown stretch of BobcaygeonRoad before those thoroughfares are reopened to traffic.

“Water Street has sustainedsignificant damage” Reeve Brent Devolin said on Monday May 15.The most badly damaged section of the street is between the St.Germaine intersection and Highway 35. Devolin said that hopefullythose assessments would be completed this week.

The township closed the bridge totraffic early last week and the downtown section of Bobcaygeon Roadon Wednesday May 10.

Minden Hills township will also beconducting garbage pick-up for residents affected by the flood whohave been unable to take their trash to the landfill on Tuesday May16 and Friday May 19.

The Red Cross will also be going todoor-to-door in flood-affected areas and residents are encouraged toregister.

Meanwhile the Gull River hasofficially crested with water levels receding during the past fewdays. It is unclear how long floodwaters will stay on the ground inthe village.

See more flood coverage in this week's Times .