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Overnight thunderstorms bring more flooding to Regina

Many Regina residents are having to take detours on their Friday morning commutes as thunderstorms brought more heavy rain and localized flooding to various parts of the city overnight.

According to a tweet from Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan, localized flooding is impacting Albert Street and Saskatchewan Drive which was blocked to traffic.

The tweet said Broad Street and Saskatchewan Drive was passable.

Vehicles that drove into flooded underpasses also had to be towed out Friday morning, an additional tweet said.

A portion of Ring Road near Ross Avenue was also impassable Friday morning, according to Regina Police Service (RPS).

According to Environment Canada, 34.4 millimetres of rain was measured at Regina's airport between Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning, with the heaviest rain falling between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m..

Rainfall totals were greater in northwest Regina (43.5 mm) and central Regina (39.6mm), according to Environment Canada.

Streets were also flooded in some residential neighbourhoods early Friday morning.

The City of Regina said drivers are asked to avoid all flooded roads as water depth can be unpredictable.

According to Environment Canada, there is a moderate risk for more thunderstorm activity throughout southern and central Saskatchewan on Friday with the chance of more heavy rain fall.

On Thursday severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for more than a handful of regions in the province throughout the day.

Environment Canada said that heavy rain, strong wind gusts and up to golf ball sized hail was all possible.

Two tornado warnings were issued in south central Saskatchewan Thursday afternoon but Environment Canada said it appears there were no touchdowns. Top Stories


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