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Flooding in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thunderstorms cause major flooding in Winnipeg

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 8:38 PM -

A slow-moving cold front has caused localized flooding in Winnipeg. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in place at the time.

"Some funnel clouds have already been observed but are not expected to reach the ground," Environment Canada adds in a statement issued Thursday evening.

"Most areas will only get 5 to 10 mm of rain from these passing showers but a few locales could see upwards of ... 50 millimetres."

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Multiple roads were closed across the city due to flooding, causing major traffic delays.

Motorists are being advised to avoid fast-moving water, which can sweep a vehicle away.

"Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches," Environment Canada advises.

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