Crews are now at work getting water out of a severely flooded section of Highway 2 north of Prince Albert.

Workers are digging a trench along the highway and plan to install a culvert.

The water will be pumped into a tributary of the Little Red River, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency said.

Meanwhile, the Rural Municipality of Buckland, which declared a state of emergency earlier this month, has hired an engineering firm to look at a longer-term solution.

The problem this year was that heavy rain caused nearby Sand Lake to overflow, causing the flood on the highway to a depth of about half a metre. The highway had to be closed.

Engineers will look at whether water from Sand Lake can be diverted to the Shell River.