July 21, 2019 3:59 pm

Major flooding forces an evacuation at Portage Avenue building

A building in the 1000 block of Portage Avenue taped off as crews clean up a flood that took place early Monday morning.

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Flooding in a west-end building Sunday morning forced out 30 residents.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews received reports of flooding inside a Portage Avenue building near Sherburn Street.

Crews arrived on scene just after 5:30 a.m. and were unable to shut off the water to the building.

The front of a building with severe flood damage on Portage Avenue.

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In a news release sent out Sunday morning, the city said “the flooding was progressing quickly” and as a result, the City of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department was called to provide assistance.

Manitoba Hydro also responded to the call as the flood was beginning to threaten the building’s electrical supply.

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The evacuees were relocated with help from Winnipeg Transit, with no injuries being reported.

The cause of the flood is unknown at this time.

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