Floods in Manitoba forces Truckers to Take Detours and Leave Residents Homeless
The closure of Highway 75 is impacting the trucking industry and forcing it to take detours. The Manitoba Trucking Association reported that it had added an extra 165 kms to cover and some more hundred dollars in gas every trip. It is directly impacting the trucks trying to cross the border at Emerson.
Flooding in Manitoba continuous to wreck the lives of Manitoba residents as the waters of the Red River and its tributaries continue to rise. It has been reported that the Red River has spread more like a lake and has acquired a much larger surface area.
Scott Kehler, chief scientist at Weatherlogics, said “the water is heating up more slowly than the land around it.”
Although more rain is expected this weekend, he said most of the heavy precipitation will be falling in Saskatchewan, which is good news for people in the west – and the storms won’t be anywhere near as extreme as recent storms in the province.
The continued flooding in southern areas of Manitoba has also been closed down another stretch of Highway 75. Another town of Manitoba is blocked from the three sides with water.
“We have huge sections of roads covered in water. There will be really significant infrastructure damage, and we will have a lot of remedial work that has to be done,” said Ralph Groening, the reeve of the R.M. of Morris.