Rain, Snow Pushes River Crest Dates Further Back

Rain and snow in the province has delayed the expected date of river crests in Manitoba, as up to 15 millimetres of rain fell in Winnipeg by Saturday afternoon.

During a news conference, Premier Greg Selinger said river levels will remain high in almost every corner of the province for quite sometime.

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Poor weather west of the city has closed roads, as a winter storm kicked up around the Brandon area, bringing with it icy driving conditions and reduced visibility.

The storm will continue into Sunday, as more precipitation is forecast throughout the day.

The Red River at James Avenue was sitting at 18.83 feet on Saturday. Flood forecasters said without the proper protection currently in place, river levels would have been 30.6 feet.

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