Red Deer County cancels Overland Flood Alert, road closures still in effect

By rdnewsNOW staff
April 25, 2018 - 11:41am Updated: April 25, 2018 - 4:07pm

Red Deer County has cancelled the overland flood alert and high water level alert that were in effect for the past two days.

Officials say overland flooding in areas throughout the county is now subsiding, but note that road closures are still in effect until localized flooding stops and affected roads are repaired. 

Water levels on the Little Red Deer River and Medicine River remain high, but have streadily decreased over the past 24 hours and are forecast to decrease further.

County staff are in the field evaluating conditions and determining operational requirements. 

Road closures and further updates are being posted to rdcounty.ca as they become available. Drivers are asked not to go around or move any barricades and to not travel on roads covered by water as there may be hidden or unforeseen hazards.

Residents who come across unmarked hazards are asked to report them to Red Deer County by calling 403-350-2150.

Sandbags for residents who need them are still available at the Spruceview Fire Hall and Markerville Community Hall. 

A boil water advisory for residents in the Silver Lagoon subdivision and Red Lodge Estates remains in effect until further notice. 

(Troy Gillard) 

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