Provincial officials happened to be flying over as an embankment that was holding back water from Pearl Creek was giving way.

The video, which is just nine seconds long, shows the torrent of water that breached Highway 22 near Killaly, Sask. on Friday.

The failure of the embankment led to a large surge of water making its way to Crooked Lake, raising water levels on the lake by about 11 centimetres in a matter of hours.