Two Dozen Manitoba Municipalities Declare State of Emergency

Highway 1 Flooding
Westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway begin to be submerged just east of Brandon on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (TREVOR SURGENOR / TWITTER)

Heavy rain and relentless wind has forced 24 municipalities in Manitoba to declare state of local emergencies.

Many roads are affected by overland flooding or may be impassable.

The following municipalities have declared a SOLE:

Archie, Arthur, Brandon (city), Cameron, Coldwell, Cornwallis, Daly, Deloraine (town), Edward, Elkhorn (village), Hartney (town), Grahamdale, Miniota, Oak Lake (town), Pipestone, Roblin (town), Sifton, Siglunes, Strathclair, Virden, Wallace, Westbourne, Whitewater and Winchester.

The province says it will deploy flood mitigation equipment, such as tiger tubes to areas that may be most affected by flooding.

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Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation also reports the following highway closures:

  • PR 349 for 15 kilometres west of PT 250 is now closed
  • PR 256 from PR 255 to PTH 2 is now closed
  • PTH 2 from the Saskatchewan border to PR 256 is closed
  • PR 542 from the Trans-Canada Highway to PR 257 is now closed
  • PR 255 from the Saskatchewan border to PR 256 is now closed
  • PR 467 from PTH 41 to PTH 83 is now closed
  • PR 256 from PR 41 to the Trans-Canada Highway is now closed
  • PR 568 from 11.6 km west of PTH 83 for two km is now closed
  • PTH 83 from the Trans-Canada Highway to PTH 2 is now closed
  • PR 568 from PTH 42 to PTH 83 is now closed with access for local traffic only
  • PTH 256 from the Trans-Canada Highway to PR 255 is now closed with access for local traffic only
  • PR 468 from the Trans-Canada Highway to PR 353 is now closed with access for local traffic only
  • The Trans-Canada Highway west of Brandon has water over the road and may be closed if it continues to rise

For updated road conditions, visit MB511.ca.


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