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The city is making sandbags available to residents as the spring thaw, and possibly overland flooding, approaches.

A sure sign of spring in Winnipeg: the emergence of sandbags. 

The city is making sandbags available to residents as the spring thaw, and possibly overland flooding, approaches. 

It also said it is ramping up pothole repairs and opening up culverts and ditches to help keep the water moving. 

It has six pothole patching machines and a device called "Python Patcher" to make quick fixes. 

Residents worried about overland flooding can pick up sandbags Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 3  p.m. beginning this Friday at:

  • 1220 Pacific Ave.
  • 960 Thomas Ave. 
  • 1539 Waverley St.

You'll have to show photo identification to confirm Winnipeg residency. The city is closing its snow dumps to the public this Saturday.