Rain and More Rain as Trans Canada east of Regina closed by flooding

Rain and More Rain as Trans Canada east of Regina closed by flooding

Regina : Canada | Jun 20, 2011 at 7:40 PM PDT
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February in Saskatchewan

This afternoon a 150 kilometre stretch of the Trans Canada Highway through Saskatchewan was closed due to flooding. Traffic to the west had to be rerouted from Balgonie just east of Regina all the way to Whitewood about 150 kilometer.

Eastbound traffic at Balgonie will be detoured to the northeast on Highway 10. At Whitewood, westbound traffic will be sent north on Highway 9. There has been 50 to 100 millimeters of rain over the weekend. The ground is saturated and it simply runs off causing floods.

The Trans-Canada, also known as Highway 1, is the busiest roadway in the province. It is a major route for truck traffic.The highway will be reopened when flooding subsides, the RCMP said. Motorists trying to get in or out of the province in the east should expect delays, they said.

One of my sons just travelled the route today. He usually goes along the Yellowhead route and over to Melville. He decided to go south to the Trans Canada. Turns out he had to go north to Melville anyway because the Trans Canada was closed by flooding.

Many fields are still so wet they are not seeded and probably will not be dry before it is too late to seed in some areas.

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This transport did not quite make it through a flooded area of the TransCanada. No doubt it was difficult to know where the pavement was!
northsunm32 is based in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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