Four surfers took advantage of the high waters on the North Saskatchewan River Tuesday. They were soon ordered off the river by Fire and Rescue officials. (Sean Brown)

While the city has reported several sinkholes formed after Tuesday's heavy rain, a group of would-be surfers chose to avoid the roads completely.

Four surfers were spotted on the North Saskatchewan River near the High Level Bridge on Tuesday afternoon. Rescue crews caught up with the group near the Low Level Bridge and ordered them off the water.

The incident prompted Fire and Rescue officials to issue a warning that Edmontonians should continue to avoid the river, which remains under a high flow watch.

Fire Rescue has been sent out to four river rescue calls since the river levels started increasing on June 22.

On the roads

Meanwhile, the city says several sinkholes formed in the wake of Tuesday’s heavy rain and localized flooding.

According to a message released released on Twitter Wednesday morning, barricades have been set up at 91st Street and 90th Avenue and at 50th Street and 90th Avenue.

Many of the roads shut down yesterday — including Yellowhead Trail at St. Albert Trail — have now reopened.