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NCC closes sections of the Capital Pathway Network

Due to the recent rise in water level the National Capital Commission has closed certain pathway for pedestrians and cyclists.
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Pathway closed sign near the Rideau Canal, February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

The National Capital Commission has closed down sections of its Capital Pathway Network due to the recent water levels.

The NCC is asking that people respect the barricades and follow the directional signage in place.

Here's a list of the affected land:

Ontario Urban lands
Core area: 

  •     Parliament Hill Pathway, Locks to Fleet St parking lot

Southern lands:

  •     Rideau River Eastern Pathway, from the O-train bridge to the edge of the wooded area near the Bronson Avenue bridge
  •     Both sides of the Transitway bridge at Hurdman station
  •     Both sides of the Smyth Road bridge

Western lands:

  •     South pathway from Dominion Station to Maplelawn Garden 
  •     Ottawa River Pathway from LeBreton Flats to Mud Lake

Eastern lands:

  • Ottawa River Pathway completely closed

Greenbelt:

  •     Trail 42: sections B to E are still covered with water and impassable.
  •     P3 parking lot (Corkstown Rd)

Quebec Urban lands:
Voyageurs Corridor:

  •     Minor flooding, but still impassable due to the amount of snow.

Champlain Corridor:

  •     Pathway is still impassable due to the amount of snow.

Gatineau River: 

  •     The pathway is still impassable due to the amount of snow.
  •     The path under the Lady Aberdeen Bridge is flooded.

Leamy Lake Park / Leamy Creek:

  •     Leamy Creek Pathway is still impassable due to the amount of snow.
  •     Leamy Lake Pathway is still impassible due to the amount of snow.

Gatineau Park:
All trails in Gatineau Park are closed and not recommended until further notice, except for the Sugarbush trail near the Visitor Centre.




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