The province activated the Red River Floodway gates on Sunday afternoon.
Officials said the measure isn’t expected to raise upstream water levels as it is an initial gate operation. When the gates are activated near St. Norbert, the floodway channel helps to divert water around the east side of Winnipeg. As part of its operation, the province has closed Courchaine Road from Turnbull Drive to Highway 200.
For additional information please read this Province of Manitoba News release.