The spring like temperatures has forced one Manitoba municipality to declare a state of emergency due to overland flooding.
A number of roads in the RM of Hanover, south of Steinbach, are underwater and one house is at risk of flooding.
Homeowner Ron Loeppky tells Global News he’s never seen it this bad.
“We’ve lived here nine years and we’ve never had it this bad. We got some localized flooding throughout the years, but nothing like this.”
Crews from the RM have started to dig around nearby culverts trying to relieve the water build-up.
But Loeppky says it’s too little too late.
“This has been an on-going situation here for several years. They know it’s been going on and they’ve said that they know there’s an issue, yet they haven’t taken drastic measures like they should have.”
The water started to build up over the weekend.
The state of emergency resolution allows the municipality to take safety actions, such as closing down roads.
(Photo courtesy of Global Winnipeg)