April 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Updated: April 15, 2018 2:00 am

Highway 36 closed near Taber due to flooding: RCMP

Local flooding has forced the closure of Highway 36 in southern Alberta.


Highway 36 north of the Oldman River is closed due to overland flooding near Taber, Alta.

RCMP issued a release Saturday night saying the road is currently impassable.

“Crews are on site re-directing traffic.”

Water is pooling on Highway 36 near Taber, Alberta Saturday.


According to Cpl. Curtis Peters at 7:11 p.m., Highway 864 was a suggested detour for motorists in the area.

However at 10:58 p.m. an update was issued by RCMP advising that highway was also closed.

At this point police do not know when the roads will be open again.

READ MORE: Pooling water, road and field flooding a concern in rural southern Alberta

A local state of emergency  remains in place for the area due to flooding concerns. For more information click here.

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