City of Laval public works employees could be seen busily installing flood barriers and sand bags on Riviera St. in Laval-Ouest along the southern bank of the Rivière des Mille Îles on Saturday Apr. 11 as the river’s rising water level threatened to spill over onto the street.
According to the city, a total of 1.2 kilometres of anti-flood barriers are being installed along streets in Laval-Ouest that are within a short distance of the river. The city is using a combination of concrete blocks and sand bags. The city is also closely monitoring water levels.
Martin C. Barry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for the Laval News, firstname.lastname@example.org