The State of Emergency in place for the Erie Shore Drive area of Chatham-Kent has been lifted after 15 days.

Mayor Darrin Canniff says municipal work crews have completed repairs to the dike including reinforcement and paving at a number of locations.

The State of Emergency was declared Aug. 27 after strong wind and waves battered the Lake Erie shoreline and caused significant flooding, forcing dozens of people to evacuate their lakefront homes.

Provincial authorities are now expected to visit to assess the area and determine if relief funding applies.

Canniff adds all levels of government are working to come up with a long-term solution to the years-long flooding problem.

Erie Shore Drive is now open from Bisnnet Line to Erieau Road for local traffic only.