REGINA — Rising floodwaters in Saskatchewan could swamp the main highway between Regina and Saskatoon in the coming days.
John Fahlman, with the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, says rising water on the Qu’Appelle River may end up running across Highway 11 at Lumsden, just north of Regina.
Fahlman says he doesn’t know whether the water will be deep enough to re-route traffic.
Highway 11 is a four-lane divided highway that runs from Regina to Saskatoon and then up to Prince Albert.
Across the province about 20 sections of highway are already underwater and are closed.
Flooding is threatening communities right across the southern Prairies because of heavy snowfall in the winter on ground that was already soggy in the fall.