PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government says it has a solution to prevent flooding on Highway 2 north of Prince Albert.
Ken Cheveldayoff, minister responsible for the Water Security Agency, says a channel will be created to help drain flood waters off the highway into the Little Red River.
The RM will be creating a channel that will help drain the flood waters off the highway into the Little Red River.
Cheveldayoff says the river will be able to accommodate the extra water.
A high amount of rainfall this month caused the Sand Lake to spill its banks and flood the highway to the depth of about half a metre.
Three homes and yard sites were threatened and the Ministry of Government Relations and the Water Security Agency are continuing to work with landowners and the R-M of Buckland under the Emergency Flood Damage Reduction Program.
“The water security agency completed a survey of the area last week and has proposed this solution to the RM for their consideration and now the work is proceeding. It will take about 10 days for the water to drain off the highway,” Cheveldayoff said Wednesday.
Motorists still have to detour 15 minutes because of the water remaining on the road.