Red River flooding closes Manitoba border

WINNIPEG — Canada Border Services is reporting that the Gretna, Man. border crossing on Provincial Trunk Highway 30 is still closed to Canada-bound traffic because of flooding over the last week in southern Manitoba, North Dakota and Minnesota.

CBSA recommends traffic seeking entry into Canada to use
Emerson-Pembina; Tolstoi-Lancaster; and Winkler-Walhalla as alternatives.
The agency says it is working closely with emergency officials to ensure minimal traffic disruption during this time.

Traffic is still being cleared through the Emerson West Lynn border crossing with diversions from Provincial Highway 75 at Highway 14, approximately 24 km north of the border. Hours of operation have been extended at the border crossing of Tolstoi (Lancaster, ND on the US side of the border) from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Contingency plans are in place if operations are disrupted at Emerson West Lynn. Commercial truck traffic continues through the border and then through several detours in areas affected by road closures.

Meanwhile, in northern Saskatchewan flooding from a rising Carrot River has submerged the main road running through the Red Earth First Nation community.

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