Winnipeg Repairing Potholes, Preparing for Flooding as Spring Arrives

March 19, 2019 8:26 PM | News

City of Winnipeg crews are in full-on spring mode as the first day of the season rolls around on Wednesday.

The city says staff are repairing potholes, addressing frozen catch basins, culverts, and inlets, sanding isolated slippery conditions on streets as required, and producing sandbags for possible river and overland flooding.

Residents are asked to contact 311 to report potholes, or frozen sewer inlets, culverts, and catch basins.

Flood preparations

Southern Manitoba is expected to see major flooding this year, prompting the city to work on its flood protection measures. The city is “making preparations for temporary and permanent pumping, closing river gates, and sealing manholes, among other activities,” according to a news release.

Sandbags for overland flooding are also now available for pick up between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • 1220 Pacific Ave.
  • 1539 Waverley St.
  • 960 Thomas Ave.

Those picking up sandbags must produce photo ID providing their Winnipeg residency.

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