Extra rain and snowfall is changing the outlook of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The Parry Sound office is warning residents the high river and lake levels could continue to climb as the snowpack begins to melt again now that we’re back to warmer temperatures.

Officials say banks and shorelines will be extremely slippery and may break away if walked on. You should also be avoiding any newly formed ice in the district according to the ministry.

Flooding is still not expected, but officials say it would be wise for residents in low-lying areas to start securing their properties for the possibility of a flood.