Work to clear flood water off Highway 2, north of Prince Albert, will take longer than expected.

The Rural Municipality of Buckland and the province's Water Security Agency have been trying to drain excess water in the area into the nearby Little Red River.  However, that work has not produced the desired result and water continues to pour in from Sand Lake.

Now, officials have launched a separate project to try and deal with that water.

The work, however, will add another 20 to 30 days to the overall time-table for fixing the highway.

For now the highway is only open to truck traffic. Lighter vehicles must use detours.

The RM also plans to hire an engineering consultant to find a permanent solution to its water problems.

With files from CBC's Ryan Pilon