Several Ontario road closures have been announced on Friday as a result of flooding caused by high winds.\nThe Town of Fort Erie reported the closures via Twitter this morning, warning residents to avoid the areas.\nEditor's Choice: 9 Celebrities Who You Had No Idea Went To School In Ontario\n\nDue to flooding, Niagara Parks and the Town are temporarily closing Crystal Beach Waterfront Park as well as access to the Niagara Parkway and recreation trail between Queen St. and the intersection of Lakeshore Rd. and Dominion Rd. Please stay clear. These areas are dangerous. pic.twitter.com/XnpmmNVg5b— townofforterie (@TownOfFortErie) February 5, 2021\n\nAccording to the town's website, at least seven roads have been blocked off due to dangerous weather conditions.\nThe report, which was last updated at 1:40 p.m., includes the closure of Crystal Beach Waterfront Park.\nEnvironment Canada issued a special weather alert for the area, warning of strong winds.\n"Strong southwesterly winds gusting up to 80 km/h are expected, with the highest gusts near the shores of eastern Lake Erie and eastern Lake Ontario," the agency stated.\nResidents are being warned about possible power outages and instructed to secure "loose outdoor objects."\nWinds aren't expected to die down until later this evening.\nOther areas close to Lake Erie have also issued flood warnings. \nLower Thames Valley Conservation Authority and Long Point Region Conservation Authority are also warning that increased winds could cause flooding in the area. \n*Cover photo used for illustrative purposes.