Flooding along the Red River in the province of Manitoba has closed a U.S.-Canadian border crossing approximately 10 miles west of the North
Dakota-Minnesota state line.
Canadian Border Services first reported on April 15 that the
Gretna, Manitoba, crossing on Provincial Trunk Highway 30 was closed to
Canada-bound traffic. The crossing was still closed as of midday Tuesday, April
Border Services issued information on alternate routes at www.cbsa.gc.ca. That site also links to the
latest flood information and highway closures, a border official told Land
Alternate routes to Highway 30 include Emerson Highway 75
from U.S. 129, which is open 24 hours; Tolstoi Highway 59 from U.S. 59, open
from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Winkler Highway 32 from U.S. 32, open from 8 a.m. to
Those hours have been modified from regular hours to
incorporate the detouring traffic.