The Town of Gravenhurst is offering residents sandbags to help fight high water levels.

“Property owners should be prepared before water levels reach their homes,” said Todd Clapp, Gravenhurst community emergency management coordinator. “Particularly in the areas that are prone to high water levels annually, preparation is key to limiting damage,” he added.

With that in mind, three locations have been set up where people can pick up sandbags. Those are Cowbell Lane (at the end of lane), Severn River Road East (at cul-de-sac at Hwy 11) and the Municipal Public Works Yard located at 1054 Crawford Road.

“Public Works crews are monitoring water levels on roadways and in waterways daily,” said Caroline Kirkpatrick, manager of operations for Infrastructure Services. “As water levels rise, staff will be watching conditions closely and may add additional sand/sand bag locations as conditions warrant.”

The Town is asking residents and visitors to be extremely diligent when venturing out near waterways as well as travelling along roads. Conditions can change quickly, sometimes in only the matter of a few hours.

Please note; District of Muskoka Emergency Road Closure in Gravenhurst at – Coopers Falls Road is still in effect.