State of emergency declared in Brandon, multiple communities
Officials in Brandon declared a state of emergency for the southeast part of the city Wednesday.
Overland flooding from a retention pond was affecting an area near 700 hundred homes and the Crocus Plains High School.
The city of Brandon was pumping out water and said the pond was drained late Wednesday afternoon.
Under a state of emergency, the city can access private land to deal with the problem, if need be.
Officials said one home in the RM of Cornwallis, near Brandon, had to be evacuated and more could be at risk.
"In isolated places it's real bad. In a lot of the municipality, it's not a problem, but we have two or three homes that we're really worried about," said Reg Atkinson from the RM of Cornwallis.
The RM of Riverside also declared a state of emergency late Tuesday night due to rapid melting. Officials say they are monitoring water levels in a ravine north of Ninette and that many roads are washed out.
In Sioux Valley, 15 people that had been forced from their homes were able to return.
"The water (has) been pretty powerful and there were issues before with that bridge so just to be safe, (we had) evacuated," said Vince Tachan, Sioux Valley chief. In other parts of the community, crews worked to build dikes to protect homes along the Assiniboine River.
The province said cold temperatures have helped slow runoff on the river.
Highway 1 was also closed from the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border to Regina because of overland flooding early Wednesday. In Saskatchewan, government officials said Highway 1 from Grenfell to Sintaluta was flooded early Wednesday and detours were in place.
Late Tuesday, the provincial government in Manitoba said PTH 75 was expected to remain open that day, but said the status of the highway and a potential closure at Morris is being assessed every few hours.
-with files from CTV's Josh Crabb