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Heavy rains flood parts of Winnipeg Wednesday

Water is mopped up in Winnipeg Square after water came pouring through the roof late Wednesday afternoon.
Water is mopped up in Winnipeg Square after water came pouring through the roof late Wednesday afternoon. Austin Siragusa/Global News

People across the city were coping with an excess of water late in the day.

Heavy rains sent water pouring through the roof of the concourse underneath the Fairmont Hotel at Portage and Main.

The rain came through the roof around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, knocking out ceiling panels and soaking the carpet.

Drivers also encountered difficult driving conditions due to the sudden downpour.

On Pembina Highway, water covered the road and quickly filled the Jubilee Underpass.

Heavy rain caused flooding at the Jubilee Underpass just after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Heavy rain caused flooding at the Jubilee Underpass just after 5 p.m. Wednesday. Jonny Scott / submitted
Water made for slow driving on Pembina Highway around 5 p.m.
Water made for slow driving on Pembina Highway around 5 p.m. Jonny Scott / submitted

There are reports that as much as 60 mm fell in some parts of Winnipeg, including in the Tuxedo area, Linden Woods and Headingley.

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