Downpour leaves streets flooded in Saskatoon


Heavy rain is wreaking havoc in Saskatoon on Monday afternoon, with some streets flooded.

The downpour caused flooding, at least temporarily, along Broadway and other areas of the city.

“A few of the drains are currently clogged and it’s affecting the road,” said Bryan Ross, who was checking for the storm along Broadway Avenue.

“It’s a few meters [deep]”, Ross said. “I think it’s a life safety hazard and traffic issues as well.”

Water was half way up the wheels in the Broadway area after heavy rain hit Saskatoon on Monday afternoon. (Leisha Grebinski/CBC)
Flooding at the intersection of Bute Street and Dufferin Avenue in Saskatoon Monday afternoon. (Submitted by Quinn Pasqualotto)

Saskatoon police said they received numerous calls about flooding on Lorne Avenue and Exhibition Grounds Road, the northbound lanes on Circle Drive near the Taylor Street overpass, the Circle Drive overpass and Idylwyld, and several locations near from Louise Street and Preston Drive.

Southbound traffic restrictions are in place for the right lane on the Sid Buckwold Bridge as city crews were called in for roadside repairs, police said.

They ask residents to avoid these areas and exercise caution in other flood-prone areas.


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