UPDATE – The Regina Fire Department is asking motorists to stay away from any flooded under passes during their morning commute on Friday.
With rain overnight and another 10 to 15 mm’s expected on Friday, many underpasses could experience pooling water as storm drains struggle to keep up with the excess water.
Firefighters responded to one incident Friday morning at Albert Street and Saskatchewan Drive after a mini van became stuck in water.
The driver was rescued and did not suffer any injuries.
Rescue crews also used a boat to get people out of the underpass on Broad Street neat Winnipeg Street.
Regina Fire Water Rescue Team is on scene at Albert/Sask Dr. One driver was rescued and no injuries are reported. Drivers are asked to not enter flooded underpasses #RFPS #YQR pic.twitter.com/X8xwjjgfH0
— Regina Fire (@Regina_Fire) June 11, 2021
The rain is expected to subside in the Queen City late in the afternoon on Friday.
Regina Police issued a news release with a list of the following streets that are impassable as of 9:00 a.m.;
2700 BLK GARNET ST – CREEK IS OVER-FLOWING.
HWY 1 BYPASS (RING ROAD) – BETWEEN THE CURVE & ALBERT ST SOUTH
ROSS AVE/WINNIPEG ST – 2 VEHICLES STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
SHERWOOD DRIVE – SIDNEY ST WEST FLOODED, MANHOLE COVERS ARE OFF & VEHICLES STRANDED
RING RD/ROSS AVE – UNDERPASS STARTING TO FLOOD
LEWVAN/DEWDNEY – SB – STRANDED MOTORIST – FLOODED
ROCHDALE/DEVONSHIRE, WEST – FLOODED
NORTH RAILWAY/ALBERT – FLOODED
ALBERT/SASKATCHEWAN DRIVE UNDERPASS – FLOODED (CITY BARRICADED)
1 AVE N/BROAD ST – WB – FLOODED
4 AVE/BROAD TO ALBERT ST – FLOODED
3800 BLK RAE ST – FLOODED
N VICTORIA SERVICE RD/RING RD- UNDER THE OVERPASS, FLOODED
SASK/HALIFAX – FLOODED
SASK/CAMERON – FLOODED