Amphibex ice-breakers will fire up today for the first time this season to get a jump on Manitoba’s preliminary flood-fighting efforts.
Crews will begin at the mouth of Netley Creek, where ice cutters have been operating for the past week on the Red River. Eventually, they will move upstream near Selkirk.
Winter enthusiasts in the targeted areas, such as anglers, skiiers and snowmobilers, have been advised of the activity nearby and to give the machines plenty of room to work. Warning signs will also be posted on the river to advise the public.
The province is releasing its first flood outlook later this week.