Medicine Hat: In Medicine Hat, all agencies and supporting departments are employing crews on both sides of the South Saskatchewan river to prepare for the possibility of closure of the TransCanada Highway Bridge
The Highway hasn't been closed yet, but bridges in the City have been closed down due to safety concerns. If the highway were to close the City would be divided into North and South.
"Evacuation notices have been delivered . Medicine Hat Transit continues to assist moving people to the evacuation centre at the Medicine Hat College. Prepare for power outages and loss of sanitary services. Gas will be turned off in homes and businesses in the evacuation area." said Director of Emergency Services in Medicine Hat, Ron Robinson.
The river is already lapping over its banks in low-lying areas. The Canadian Armed forces were deployed to the area. They have been filling sandbags and constructing two berms in the River Flats area.
The outdoor water restriction remains in place for the area.The South Saskatchewan River is expected to Peak Monday morning.
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 12/10/2013 10:37:25 AM
Source: Falon Wagner (@FalWagner)---Country 95 News