A number of roads in Minden Hills are still shut down due to the flooding. The Bobcaygeon Road Bridge is still closed, and detours to the hospital are set up.

Water Street and Booth Street leading into downtown are both still closed and only open to local traffic. However, there’s still access via Bobcaygeon Road and Newcastle Street at Highway 35.

If you need to get to the Minden Hospital:

  • Hwy 35 to Deep Bay Road (19 km distance in total)
  • Hwy 35 to Scotchline Road, left onto Bobcaygeon Road and right onto Deep Bay Road (5.5 km distance in total)

The following roads are also closed:

  • Invergordon Street is closed at the Bobcaygeon Road intersection. Drivers can use the Stouffer Street extension at the rear entrance of the S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena as an alternate route
  • Prince Street: Closed at St. Germain Street from Chandois Street to Milne Street. No through traffic in this area.
  • Soyers Lake Road: Closed at the intersections of Blairhampton Road and Alexander Road. Open to local traffic only.
  • Orde Street is closed at the Deep Bay Road intersection, but is open to local traffic
  • McKnight Street is closed at the Bobcayeon Road intersection, and is open to local traffic
  • Anson Street closed at the intersection of Peck Street, and is open to local traffic
  • St. Germaine Street is closed from Pritchard Street to Water Street
  • Spring Valley Road is closed at #1268 and is open to local traffic only
  • Shuylers Island Road – open to local traffic only
  • Salerno Lake Road Bridge – alternate route for residents is White Lake Road.

The Minden Riverwalk, Boardwalk, and Rotary Park are all also closed.

There are a few areas to get sand bags in Minden Hills:

  • S.G. Nesbitt Community Centre, located at 55 Parkside Street, Minden
  •  Roads Department Yard #3, located at 4564 County Road 121 (Kinmount location), in the Sand Dome to the left of the entrance
  • Furnace Falls Park entrance, located on County Road 503
  • Lady Fatima Catholic Church, 7 Bobcaygeon Road (off of Hwy 35 at the intersection of Bobcaygeon Road and IGA Road)

They are self-serve, so remember to bring a shovel with you. Tips to fill a sandbag are on the Minden Hills website.

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit website has a lot of information about flood safety when it comes to wells, septic tanks, and how to clean up after a flood.

Learn how to build an emergency kit:

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