Flooding, strong winds create ‘scary conditions’, shut down Manitoba highway – Winnipeg

Flooding, sturdy winds create ‘scary circumstances’, shut down Manitoba freeway – Winnipeg

Some residents within the RM of Morris have been caught off guard Friday with sturdy winds gusting as much as about 80 km/h, creating harmful street circumstances in some areas because of the worsening flood state of affairs.


Winds gusting out of the south have been hitting Provincial Road 205 head on. Waves have been crashing over sections of the street, pushing particles up on and over.

A stretch of the freeway between Provincial Trunk Highway 75 and PR 330 was closed to public visitors as of Friday afternoon.

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A close-by resident who’s lived within the space for many of his life stated the circumstances modified shortly since Thursday.

“The wind like this, we haven’t skilled … this in the course of the flood time, so this could make for some fairly scary circumstances,” stated Harley Siemens, an egg farmer who resides exterior the ring dike on the south finish of Rosenort.

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“If anyone’s boating on the market and even making an attempt to get via the water, it’s very scary.”

About 10 to 12 inches flooded the street into his farm on Thursday, however the water rose one other 10 inches by Friday morning, he stated.

“We have been on the farm this morning, and we noticed the excessive winds have been coming, so we form of made the choice that us — me and my dad and our employees — we would go away the farm to return again contained in the dike the place it’s slightly extra protected,” Siemens stated.

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Siemens and his spouse had been staying together with his dad and mom in Rosenort since they evacuated final week, he stated.

He’d been travelling again on daily basis to handle the farm, however Friday it turned too harmful.

Egg farmer Harley Siemens stated about 10 to 12 inches flooded the street into his farm on Thursday, however the water rose one other 10 inches by the following day.

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“This does affect our enterprise a bit. We must plan forward of time,” Siemens stated.

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“When we constructed our new facility, we form of deliberate for this as a result of we knew we have been in a flood zone, so we received further bins for further storage, so we had a couple of month’s value of storage feed for our hens.”

Siemens stated he wouldn’t be driving again anytime Friday. The group is banding collectively, with a lot of individuals providing to assist, he stated.

But in the end, Siemens stated they must anticipate the water and wind to cool down.

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Flood struggle continues in Peguis First Nation

Flood struggle continues in Peguis First Nation

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