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Traffic lights out after storm

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A thunderstorm Sunday morning deluged the city of Winnipeg and an area of southern Manitoba extending from Elm Creek to Milner Ridge. The rainfall caused several traffic lights to malfunction in Winnipeg and flooded the Disreali underpass.

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A thunderstorm Sunday morning deluged the city of Winnipeg and an area of southern Manitoba extending from Elm Creek to Milner Ridge. The rainfall caused several traffic lights to malfunction in Winnipeg and flooded the Disreali underpass.

Several city traffic lights are not working following Sunday morning's deluge in Winnipeg.

They are located at:

  • Main Street and Inkster Boulevard
  • Main Street and Broadway
  • Portage Avenue and Broadway
  • Main Street and Mountain Avenue
  • St Anne’s Road and Fermor Avenue
  • Gateway Road and Kimberly Avenue
  • Nairn Avenue and Watt Street


At these locations, the lights may be out or flashing.

Motorists are advised to treat these intersections as four-way stops.

The underpass at the Disreali Bridge is also flooded, a Free Press reader reported.

The thunderstorm forced the Goldeyes to delay today's matinee against the visiting Kansas City T-Bones.

At 11:45 a.m., the team announced the planned 1:30 start would be pushed back to 3 p.m.

The Goldeyes, who at 45-40 are still in the hunt for the American Association's wild-card playoff spot, dropped the first pair of games against Kansas City, including Saturday night's 8-6 heartbreaker which saw the Fish lose a two-run lead in the ninth before falling in the extra inning.

A severe thunderstorm warning has ended for Winnipeg.

Sunday morning, a line of severe thunderstorms — from Milner Ridge to Winnipeg to Elm Creek — produced hail, damaging winds and heavy downpours.

Nickel- to quarter-size hail and heavy downpours of 25 mm or more were possible with this line of storms, Environment Canada said.

The weather Network says the first lightning strike was detected in the area just before 9 a.m. By 11 a.m., more than 3,000 lightning strikes had occured.

Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries while severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

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Updated on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 11:16 AM CDT: Updated with map/ info.

12:26 PM: Adds details about traffic lights, Goldeyes game

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