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.