High water alert remains in effect in Geneva, bridges reopen

GENEVA, Switzerland – Three bridges and certain pedestrian areas, that had remained closed after rising waters threatened to flood parts of the city and the canton, have now reopened.

The Fontenette, Vessy and Val d’Arve bridges reopened at noon today 5 May. The Acacias bridge reopened at 19:00 on Monday 4 May.

The water level in the Arve remains high at around 400 m3 per second compared to the 905 m3 per second registered this past weekend. Still it remains high as the normal level at this time of the year is 77 m3 per second.

Authorities say the threat of floods in Thonex has also subsided.

The Vernets and Queue d’Arve sports centers and the Ethnography Museum MEG will remain closed until 7 May.

Geneva police suggest downloading the “Votre Police” app for  Mac and Android –  which will alert you in the event of an emergency.

The app developed in conjunction with Vaud cantonal authorities also keeps you informed of traffic conditions in both cantons.

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