Flooding closes Summerside park while water main break affects downtown

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Spring melt and recent rains flooding trails at Rotary Friendship Park

Rotary Friendship Park is closed in Summerside until trails dry out from melting snow and recent rains that have contributed to flooding. Meanwhile, Notre Dame Street is experiencing flooding from a different source — a water main break.

A water main break in Summerside is causing disruptions in the city's downtown area, while spring runoff is to blame for the "park closed" signs at the gates to Rotary Friendship Park.

The city has closed Rotary Friendship Park immediately and until further notice. Seasonal spring runoff from adjacent fields has flooded the main trail entrance area of the park.

The city says flooded trails are common during periods of rain and excessive snow melt conditions.

Signs have been posted at all three of the main entrances in to the park located on MacEwen Road, Lynn Street and along the Trans Canada Trail.

The parks and recreation department will closely monitor the situation and will reopen the park when the water recedes and conditions improve.

Meanwhile, the City of Summerside is experiencing a water main break affecting the portion of Notre Dame Street from Cedar to Duke streets.

Water may be turned off to residences and businesses in the surrounding area to allow crews to complete repairs.

This inconvenience is expected to be dealt with soon.

Geographic location: Summerside, Rotary Friendship Park, MacEwen Road Lynn Street Notre Dame Street

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