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A flood warning has been issued for the Red River Valley from Emerson to the bay south of Winnipeg

Manitoba has issued flood warnings in Red River Valley Province, from the southern Emerson community near the United States border to the Red River Floodway south of Winnipeg.

The provincial hydrological forecast center announced the warning in a press release on Sunday afternoon.

Ground flood warnings still apply to parts of southern Manitoba, as announced on Saturday.

The province has said that a high water warning has also been issued for the Whiteshell area, as levels on most lakes are still rising due to rain and melting snow this weekend.

The watershed in southern Manitoba – and in the US parts of the Red, Souris, Pembina and Roseau rivers – has had an average of 60 millimeters of rainfall since Friday. Another 10 millimeters are expected on Sunday, which could fall like snow in some areas, the province said.

People in Manitoba should stay out of watercourses, including streams, creeks, rivers and floods, because high flows, debris and low temperatures pose a significant safety risk, the report said.

Water levels on most tributaries in the Red River basin and along the main source of the river are rising rapidly in response to recent precipitation. The province is expected to continue rising in the coming days.

Power outages continue

Thousands of people in Manitoba are still without power and more than a dozen highway sections are closed due to heavy weekend downpours – and snowfall in some areas – continues in some parts of the province.

There were more than 900 power outages reported on Sunday afternoon, which were reported to Manitoba Hydro, utility website he says. It is estimated that these outages have affected more than 15,000 people.

Most outages were in parts of southwestern Manitoba, from Winnipegosis to the United States border. One outage in the northern area around South Indian Lake and Nelson House left almost 900 people without power.

Further outages are scattered throughout the southern half of the province, including a handful reported in Winnipeg.

Expected recovery times vary, some are expected to be back in the late morning and others by around 5pm, according to Hydro.

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There are more than a dozen motorway closures on Sunday mornings due to “poor winter driving conditions”. Full details can be found on the Manitoba 511 website.

In Winnipeg, the rain flooded several low points and underpasses and stuck some drivers, city police said.

Northbound Route 90 between Dublin and Notre Dame was closed overnight due to a crashed road, Winnipeg police said on Twitter shortly after midnight.

But just after three o’clock in the morning, police said the road was partially passable and city crews were still working to open more flooded intersections.

Southwest of Winnipeg, some countries are already experiencing major floods. The municipality of Stanley said in an update that people who need sandbags can pick them up at the 25W Road Public Works, which will be open 24 hours a day.

Warning against wind, snow, rain

Other weather warnings are now in force, with wars, storms, snow and rain warning in the southern and central parts of the province. Full details are available on the Environment Canada website.

As Colorado’s low-temperature system, which has moved to Manitoba, intensifies northern winds on Sundays, Portage la Prairie, Headingley, Brunkild and Carman are under wind warning, Environment Canada said in an early morning alarm.

Impacts of 90 km / h are expected, mainly north of the Trans-Canadian Highway.

In some parts of the province, a winter storm warning also applies, as heavy snowfall continues in these areas with some snow. However, the intensity of the snowfall is weakening and is expected to be completed mostly at noon or early afternoon, Environment Canada said.

The areas covered by the winter storm warning are:

  • Virden-Souris.
  • Dauphin-Russell-Roblin-Winnipegosis.
  • Minnedosa-Riding Mountain National Park.
  • Ste. Rose-McCreary-Alonso-Gladstone.

Snow warnings apply to other parts of Manitoba, it should attack 10 to 20 centimeters. Snowfall is also expected to decline in the Interlake regions on Sunday mornings and then afternoons in areas east of Lake Manitoba.

A northerly wind is expected with gusts of 70 or 80 km / h with snow, which may lead to reduced visibility with blown snow on open areas in the Interlake area on Sunday morning, Environment Canada said.

Areas under the snow warning are:

  • Arborg-Hecla-Fisher River-Gypsumville-Ashern.
  • River Berens-Little Grand Rapids-Bloodvein-Atikaki.
  • Poplar River.
  • Grand Rapids-Waterhen.

Finally, rain warnings apply to several parts of the province, although the expected amount of rain varies from region to region.

A total of 30 to 60 millimeters of rain is expected to fall in southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg, this weekend.

Rain with occasional thunderstorms will continue on Sunday morning, but a stronger north wind will lower temperatures this morning and turn the rain into snow, Environment Canada said. The snow will then decrease in the afternoon or evening as the Colorado low area leaves.

Wind gusts of 70 to 80 km / h will weaken even on Sunday evening. And it is expected to snow only five inches of snow, because much of the snow melts when it hits the ground.

The areas under this rain warning are:

  • The city of Winnipeg.
  • Selkirk-Gimli-Stonewall-Woodlands.
  • Dugald-Beausejour-Grand beach.
  • Portage la Prairie-Headingley-Brunkild-Carman.
  • Morden-Winkler-Altona-Morris.
  • Bissett-Victoria Beach-Nopiming Provincial Park-Pine Falls.

Additional rain warnings also apply to the following regions:

  • Steinbach-St. Adolphe-Emerson-Vita-Richer.
  • Whiteshell-Lac du Bonnet-Pinawa.
  • Sprague-Northwest Angle Provincial Forest.

Colorado Low is expected to bring 25 to 50 millimeters to southeast Manitoba this weekend.

The same intensifying north wind will also turn the rain in these parts of the province into snow, which should weaken on Sunday evening and not grow more than five centimeters.