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River crests delayed in Manitoba


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Click the image for Natalie Thomas' flood stories and updates from Manitoba

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

April 29, 2011 — A wet, snowy weekend will likely delay the crest of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in southern Manitoba.

Rain, snow and gusty winds are in the forecast for Saturday
Rain, snow and gusty winds are in the forecast for Saturday

A storm system bringing rain, snow and strong winds to southern Manitoba this weekend could have an impact on the province's flood situation.

Anywhere from 20 - 30 mm of rain is expected to fall along the Red River, which could cause overland flooding. The province is warning the community of Sioux Valley to protect the north sides of their dikes with more sandbags.

Winds associated with the system may cause ice pile-ups on the province's lakes.

The crests of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers are expected to be delayed until May 4. Hwy 75 road closures could reopen as soon as mid-May.

For a closure look at the weather conditions you can expect in Manitoba this weekend, be sure to check you local forecast. You can also tune in to The Weather Network on TV, where the National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of the hour.

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