Saskatchewan

Rain showers flood Estevan streets over weekend

Thundershowers in Estevan Saturday brought rainwater that flooded streets and backed up sewers.

137 millimetres of rain fell in the span of 24 hours

Thunder showers in Estevan Saturday brought rainwater that flooded streets and backed up sewers.

According to Environment Canada, 137 millimetres of rain fell on the city in 24 hours.

The agency issued thunderstorm warnings around 11 a.m. CST. The warning lasted about three hours.

It said the storm began in the Lampman area and was moving southwest through Estevan towards the Canada-U.S. border.

Estevan's Emergency Measures Coordinator Helen Fornwald said no one in the community had been forced to evacuate their homes.

However, Fornwald said she had heard that a number of people had sewers back-ups. City crews were out Sunday repairing dig sites, she said.

Woodlawn Avenue S. and the road leading to the Humane Society have been closed for repairs due to damage caused by the flash flood. They are set to reopen later this week.

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