High water on the Whitemud River has forced the closure of a provincial road near Portage la Prairie on Saturday.

The province closed Provincial Road 242, about one kilometer east of Westbourne, because of water covering the road. Equipment is being used to clear ice near where the road crosses the river.

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre issued a high water advisory for small rivers, creeks and drains in south east and south central Manitoba on Saturday.Provincial flood forecasters warned that warm temperatures over the weekend would cause tributaries and drains to experience rapidly rising water and ice jams.

The province warned that flows on the Whitemouth River in eastern Manitoba rose significantly overnight and flooding could develop

For current highway conditions, call 511 or visit www.mb511.ca. You can get highway updates on Twitter by following @MBGovRoads.