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Red River to Crest Lower Than Expected: Forecasters

March 31, 2010 6:29 AM | News

Officials from the province are set to meet with representatives from the municipalities north of Winnipeg today. Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick will tour West St. Paul, the RM’s of St. Andrews, St. Clements and East St. Paul, and Selkirk beginning at 9 a.m.

On Monday, residents near Petersfield experienced flooding on their property, which was blamed on an ice jam near Breezy Point. Flood forecasters say water levels in the Netley Creek and Breezy Point areas have subsided by about two feet since then, but flood tubes can still be seen in place to protect property.

Highway 204 between Selkirk and Highway 212 was reopened to traffic Tuesday evening. It had been closed due to overland flooding.

The river’s crest is still on schedule to hit south of the city in Emerson on Thursday, Morris on April 5 and St. Adolphe on April 7.