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Mayor Jenkins, Media Release 1400h

At 7:30pm on Saturday April 22 the town of Bancroft declared a state of emergency in relation to higher than normal water levels in town. This enables the head of council to act accordingly and quickly to ensure public safety.

The town emergency control group met yesterday morning and have had ongoing meetings since. Our resources are continuing to monitor the situation and it is expected the water levels will continue to rise for the major part of this week depending on weather conditions.  We are working with various community partners and preparing for any possible situation. If an evacuation is required we have plans in place. Residents who have already left their homes are encouraged to call the town office if they need any assistance.

We are not looking for volunteers at this time however we are keeping a list at the municipal office.

We continue to work with our partners to ensure public safety. The town of Bancroft and its partners greatly appreciates the public’s patience in this matter and will update the community through media outlets, facebook and twitter as this situation continues. For any questions please monitor these outlets or call the town office.



For further information go to the town website www.bancroft.ca or call the town office at 613 332 3331.

A “State of Emergency” is in effect for the Town of Bancroft. Water levels remain stabilized; however, it is possible that the levels could rise again.


Hastings Street North is closed to vehicle traffic from Flint Street to John Street.


Residents and businesses located along the York River are asked to move or secure any property or items that could otherwise float away.


The town has put up barricades to keep people away from dangerous areas, please respect these barriers.


For safety reasons, please avoid all waterways and dams.


For further information go to the town website www.bancroft.ca or call the town office at 613 332 3331. Stay tuned to the Moose for more updates.


Flood Advisory

The Town of Bancroft is advising you that the York River water levels are continuing to rise due to rain and snow run-off.  Town staff, the fire departments and OPP are working to keep things running smoothly.  The Baptiste dam is holding up well and the MNR is keeping watch on it. Station Street has been closed to all traffic at this time. Police and Town Staff are on site re-directing traffic. You are advised to stay away from all flooded areas. For further information go to the town website www.bancroft.ca or call the town office at 613 332 3331. Stay tuned to the Moose for more updates and the Town Site.

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Public information links regarding personal preparedness and flooding.

 Emergency Preparedness Guide


 Flooding - What to do?


High Water in the Town of Bancroft

The Town of Bancroft  wish to advise the residents of the current river conditions. The river is higher than normal spring conditions and climbing at a rate of 4cm per hr.  Low lying areas are experiencing minor flooding with the potential for further flooding. We are monitoring the situation. Please stay tuned for further updates as conditions change. 

Mayor Bernice Jenkins

Town of Bancroft

8 Hastings Heritage Way, P.O. Box 790
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

Phone: (613) 332-3331
Fax: (613) 332-0384

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