Regina is expected to receive 10 to 15 millimetres of rain throughout the day, according to Environment Canada, and the water levels are particularly high at city underpasses.
Localized flooding occured at multiple intersections, including Ross Avenue and Winnipeg Street.
The Regina Fire Water Rescue Team was called to a scene around 7 a.m. that involved a vehicle partially submerged at the Albert Street/Saskatchewan Drive underpass.
One driver was rescued and no injuries were reported. City officials say fire crews have had to conduct at least four water rescues with vehicles becoming trapped in flooded roadways.
The city’s executive director of citizen services, Kim Onrait, says Regina has seen 50 to 60 milimetres of rain over the past 24 hours.
“Resident safety is our top priority and city crews are responding to situations where streets are flooded and may flood residences or businesses,” he said.
Meanwhile, storm pounds and spillways filled quickly across the city. Officials are urging people to be cautious around these waterways as the current can move swiftly as the water drains.
“Parents should keep their children away from detention ponds that have filled with water and also out of flooded streets as both can be dangerous,” city sewer and drainage operations manager Helene Henning-Hill said.
Drivers are also asked not to enter flooded underpasses for their own safety.
More to follow.