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Westman flood roundup

Sandison Road, at the corner of Highway 10 into the Brandon Municipal Airport is flooded. The City of Brandon is recommending a detour. (Courtesy Shannon Saltarelli)

Sandison Road, at the corner of Highway 10 into the Brandon Municipal Airport is flooded. The City of Brandon is recommending a detour. (Courtesy Shannon Saltarelli)

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The thunderstorm that hit Westman on Sunday still left lingering damage and effects throughout the region. Here is a rundown of important information in the aftermath.

This article will be updated throughout the day. If there is something missing from the list that should be included, please email opinion@brandonsun.com. We are also accepting pictures from the storm and its aftermath at the same email address.

Sandison Road, at the corner of Highway 10 into the Brandon Municipal Airport is flooded. The City of Brandon is recommending a detour. (Courtesy Shannon Saltarelli)

Sandison Road, at the corner of Highway 10 into the Brandon Municipal Airport is flooded. The City of Brandon is recommending a detour. (Courtesy Shannon Saltarelli)

 

Highway closures

Highway 270 from Highway 1 to Highway 25 north of Brandon is closed except for local traffic.

Highway 10 from Highway 1 to Highway 25 near Rivers is closed.

Highway 1 from Highway 10 to Highway 110 in Brandon is closed.

Highway 19 heading to the east entrance of Riding Mountain National park is closed.

Highway 25 from Highway 10 to Provincial Road 270 is closed.

Prairie Mountain Health

All surgeries and endoscopic procedures scheduled today at the Brandon Regional Health Centre have been cancelled as a result of flooding resulting from Sunday's massive thunderstorm.

According to a release sent out by Prairie Mountain Health, the hospital's basement flooded, which is affecting operations in the pharmacy, materials management, medical device reprocessing and nutrition services departments.

Elevators at the hospital had been shut down on Sunday as a precaution but services have since been restored.

Designated patient visitation will still be allowed to happen today from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Fairview and Hillcrest Personal Care Homes also received some water damage and as a result, indoor and outdoor visits have been cancelled.

 

Shoppers Mall

The mall is advising customers that some stores may be opening late today as a result of Sunday's storm.

 

Brandon Municipal Airport

According to the City of Brandon's Twitter account, Brandon Municipal Airport is currently inaccessible from Highway 10 via Sandison Road.

Instead, patrons are encouraged to access the airport by travelling north on Deer Ridge Road and then turning right on Sandison Road and approaching from the west side.

 

City of Brandon

City spokesperson Allison Collins told the Sun that the dikes on the Assiniboine River are holding and water would have to rise by a further six feet before flooding the riverbanks.

 

Manitoba Hydro

Currently, there are more than 100 power outages in the province according to Manitoba Hydro's outage map, most of them in Westman. The estimated restoration time for most of the Westman outages is 12 a.m. on Tuesday.

 

» The Brandon Sun

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