Multiple southwest communities see flooding

The cities of Moose Jaw and Swift Current are seeing some flooding, with the latter declaring a state of emergency.

Swift Current Mayor Al Bridal said that they issued a local state of emergency due to high water levels in Swift Current Creek. Those levels are expected to rise more due to the necessary release from the Duncairin Dam.

There is also some localized flooding in the Notorious City of Moose Jaw.

The intersection of Laurier and Fourth Avenue Northwest has flooded over, closing Fourth from Thatcher Drive and MacDonald Street.

A media release from the City of Moose Jaw said that portions of other roads in the city are partially submerged by water, including Thatcher Drive near the Iron Bridge entrance.

Thatcher Drive is still passable by vehicles, but drivers are encouraged to slow down and exercise caution where water is present.

Multiple RMs have also reported flooding, with the RM of Val Marie having to close down a bridge due to flooding.

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