WATCH: Rain floods Winnipeg streets on Tuesday morning.
WINNIPEG – Heavy rain flooded Winnipeg streets Tuesday, slowing the morning commute.
Pembina Highway was backed up due to flooding in the Jubilee Underpass, McPhillips Streets was flooded at the railway underpass, a manhole cover danced as water pushed it from below on Grosvenor Avenue and streets across the city were filled with water.
Some damage was reported to the City of Winnipeg, a spokeswoman said in an email. Damage reports included:
- sewer backups: seven with raw sewage, six with clean water;
- plugged catch basins: 15 on front streets, three in back lanes; and
- seven manhole covers ajar or off.
Some homeowners in the southwest corner of the city had water knee-deep on their front street.
“I had to get the rake and in my flip-flops and shorts, go in the water and pull the garbage away from the drain,” said Ryan Kelly. “Good thing I was working from home today.”
This is the third time this summer Kelly’s street has flooded after a heavy rainfall, he said.
“I called the city and they never came,” he said.
City officials said they’ve been kept busy with responding to manhole covers being blown off and sewer drains being plugged, but so far there have not been any reports of water in basements.
Here are some of the photos taken during the storm.