As of 4 pm (CST) today – Tuesday, April 04 – the Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation department has re–opened the Selkirk Bridge and Highway 204 from the base of the bridge on the banks of the Red River to the Ferry Road intersection in St. Clements.
Since Sunday, the water level on the Red River near Selkirk has dropped to 220.2 m (down from 220.3). River levels in Emerson, Morris and St. Agathe are also slowly starting to recede. The ice jam at Netley Creek let go on Monday resulting in a one metre drop (3 ft.) in water levels. The river continues to flow quickly. Some debris is presently visible.
The Province has moved up the anticipated crest of the Red River near Selkirk to sometime this evening. At present, there is low risk of any additional overland flooding in Selkirk. However, all temporary diking will remain in place until the Assiniboine River crests in the near future. No exact date has been provided yet.
At present, the following closures also remain in effect:
• Dufferin Avenue from east of Eveline Street
• Selkirk Park
• Selkirk Waterfront
• Gordon Howard Senior Centre lower parking lot
The City of Selkirk Operations team will continue to monitor river levels throughout the duration of the situation. All residents and visitors are again reminded to remain behind barricades and to keep a safe distance from the banks of the river and all flooded areas.