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Selkirk Bridge closed due to rising floodwater

Selkirk Bridge closed due to high water levels on the Red River
WATCH: Bridge closure due to high water isn't an uncommon event at this time of year, says the Mayor of Selkirk.
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The bridge connecting the city of Selkirk to East Selkirk has closed due to rising flood water.

Selkirk Bridge is closed along with Highway 204 up to PR 212.

The flooded road is marked and there is a detour on Highway 9.

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Selkirk Mayor Larry Johansson said he will be heading to the area to check things out.

“It’s really interesting to me to see how the ice is moving,” he told 680 CJOB Thursday morning. “Yesterday … the ice really hadn’t moved too, too much during the day, so I’m hoping overnight it started to go.”