Manitoba travel routes back open

| 5/2/2006

Flooded parts of Manitoba are finally drying out, and it’s enough to see Provincial Highway 75 reopen between the provincial capital of Winnipeg and the U.S. border crossing at the North Dakota-Minnesota state line.

Two weeks of rain and flooding plagued the central-Canadian province in early April, causing several key highways to be closed. Provincial Highway 30 and the international border crossing there opened April 24.

One bridge at Morris, Manitoba, is still restricted to one lane and restricted vehicle sizes. Trucks are allowed on the bridge, but oversize loads are not.

Minister of Transportation and Government Services Ron Lemieux has announced that the province will be looking at long-term solutions to flooding near the affected highways.