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In pictures: flooding causes closure of Highway 1 East of Brandon

Posted by Adam in Driving, 6/29, 10:16 AM

The cleanup from Sunday evening’s record-setting storm continues in Brandon, but the immediate city itself is far from the only area effected. Monday morning saw major water buildup and flow in and around Highway 1 in the vicinity of the city as the 155.5mm of moisture that fell on the city on the previous day did its best to follow its natural runoff path.

That path included rapid flows over both the East and Westbound lanes just East of the city, resulting in a highway closure of both lanes just East of the city between the 110 access road and highway 10. Traffic was otherwise detoured into Brandon. Temporary lakes extended West towards Brandon and into property North of the Trans Canada stretching towards Brandon Municipal Airport.

Below are first a 360 degree interactive panorama showing the scale of water in the area followed by a handful of pictures to give further idea of the impact on Monday morning. Click/tap and drag within the panorama to explore the whole quite possibly once in a lifetime scene. Please see other posts in this section for more in the aftermath of Brandon’s single-biggest rainfall day on record. 

As conditions no doubt have the capability of changing rapidly, for the most current road information please visit:
https://www.manitoba511.ca/en

An additional panorama showing the scene at the North service road at Brandon can be seen in the ongoing storm discussion thread.

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Vehicles drive through water flowing South over Highway 1

Cars travel East through the water before the road was closed

Another road closure just North of the Trans Canada

Two highway accomodations surrounded by water

Water moving at about as fast of a rate as you'll see

Draining water

Closed service road on the North side of the highway
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