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I-29 closes in North Dakota due to flooding

Spring is here, which means flooding for the Red River Valley. Major Interstate 29 in North Dakota has closed from Manvel to Grafton due to water on the road. Below is the current conditions at Oslo:

Some flooding can be observed in other parts of North Dakota as well:

Pembina, ND on I-29 looking west at 10:06am CDT

Bowesmont, ND I-29 looking south at 10:01am CDT

The Morris River in Manitoba is also getting pretty high. Below is a live look in Morris, MB:

Morris, MB Hwy 75 looking south at 10:01am CDT

The latest hydrological forecast released by Manitoba Infrastructure on March 31, 2020 (available here), shows that there is a higher risk of major flooding across southern Manitoba and southeastern Manitoba this spring for the Red River basin, including the following rivers:

  • Roseau River

  • Red River

  • Pembina River

The risk of major flooding is low for most Manitoba basins including the following rivers:

  • Assiniboine

  • Souris

  • Qu'Appelle

  • Saskatchewan River

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