Saturday, 21 Apr 2018
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Flood in the Lot-et-Garonne : roads cut in the Tonneinquais

The heavy rains of the weekend have caused flooding moderate on the basin of the Garonne-Tarn-Lot, and, in particular, on the stretch of the river Garonne marmandaise.

Monday morning, several highways, cut off by the rising waters, are closed to traffic, : this is the RD 813 at a place called Robinson, between’ayet and Tonneins, RD 234 between Lagruère and Tonneins, and the RD 427 between Monheurt and Villeton, but also on the RD642 between Buzet and St-Léger. The point on the situation in real time on inforoute47.

the scale of Tonneins, the height of the water should reach 8.00 m (+/- 30 cm) in the late afternoon. at the level of Marmande, it would reach 8.00 m in the early evening. The plain of the Filhole is in any case under the water.

The Garonne river is expected to remain at this level throughout the night, and down then, since the rain should stop in the end of the day.

Call to vigilance

For the stretch of river Baïse, Gélise and Gers, “the recession is in progress on the upstream portion” indicates the prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne. “The higher levels continues to be slow downstream, but should not cause overflow.”

South West

For the section Lot-downstream, “the peak of flood has been observed in Cahors early in the night. The flood propagates to Villeneuve-sur-Lot, where the level of the Batch is always very slightly higher and should be around 4.70 m.”

The prefecture is calling for vigilance, “some of the rivers that may experience a rapid rise of the waters”. You can also check the evolution of the situation on the site www.vigicrues.gouv.fr

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