The RM of St. Clements is advising the residents that live along the Red River to consider taking the following measures to reduce the risk of injury or damage to homes and property.
• Avoid riverbanks as they are expected to be slippery, with possible minor erosion
• Avoid riverbanks due to cold, swift moving water
• Ensure children and pets are kept well away from the water
• Secure or remove any items or structures that are near the riverbank
• Secure or remove irrigation pumps and hoses
• Ensure sump pumps are in good working order
• Reduce the use of septic fields or any water that is dispersed from the home
UPDATE: Friday, November 15, 2019 3:05 PM – The Dunning Crossing at the floodway has now been opened.
UPDATE: Friday, November 15, 2019 11:15 AM – PR 204 westbound and eastbound lanes are now open, therefore the bridge from East Selkirk to Selkirk has now been re-opened.
Due to the rain and snow storms that have occurred over the past several weeks, the R.M. of St. Clements is experiencing high water levels. At this time, there is no risk of flooding. The RM is monitoring the levels very closely and will notify residents if there are any changes. The RM is taking precautionary measures by closing roads (PR 204 headed westbound into Selkirk is now closed, we will notify you once it is re-opened) and culverts to ensure public safety.
Please contact the RM if you have any questions or concerns at 204-482-3300.