A stretch of highway near Selkirk is still a no-go for drivers.
The province had to put up barriers to shut down highway 204 between highways 509 and 212.
The road leads to the Selkirk Bridge.
An ice jam on the Red River is the source of the problems, and it has also caused some overland flooding upstream from Selkirk.
“There’s flood plain between us and the river, it was completely dry [Saturday] and I’d say within ten minutes the water came over the banks and over the flood plain,” explains Selkirk mayor Larry Johannson. “I was getting phone calls from neighbours on the end of the street. It was unbelievable.”
The mayor says the good news is nothing was damaged. He hopes highway 204 will be re-opened shortly.
In Winnipeg, the Red is expected to crest in the next two days. The city has been sandbagging a handful of homes thought to be at risk.
But the overall outlook is pretty good: forecasters do not believe dikes will have to be closed or that the floodway will have to be used.
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