Spring runoff forcing highway delays near Radisson, Sask.

Water flowing over Yellowhead highway west of Saskatoon.

RCMP say water levels rising

Semi-trailers make their way through heavy runoff east of Radisson, Sask. (Courtesy Larry Weber)

High runoff is forcing delays along several highways near Saskatoon, including Highway 16.

On Wednesday, traffic on the Yellowhead Highway was being diverted just east of Radisson.

RCMP said by 7:30 CST, traffic was moving more swiftly. However, provincial officials say detours remain in effect for cars and light traffic. Those motorists are now being diverted north and east for 88 kilometres, along secondary highways.

Water started flowing over the Yellowhead late Tuesday night. By mid-day Wednesday it was rushing over both sides of the divided highway.

Motorists east of Saskatoon were told to expect delays as well, with water flowing over Highway 2, just east of the junction with Highway 5.

Delays and detours remain in effect for flooded highways near Prince Albert, Meadow Lake, Shellbrook, and Weyburn.