April 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Updated: April 15, 2018 1:00 am

Highway 36 closed near Taber due to flooding: RCMP

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

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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.

RCMP

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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