Manitoba highways is still not ready to close Hwy 75 at Morris, but high wind today, more than high water over the last 24 hours, could change that.
Highways spokesman Neil Gobelle said the department is keeping a wary eye on the wind. It’s forecast to gust as high was 70 km today, which could whip the water higher at the strategic dike near the Morris. The breaching, or threatened breaching of that dike is what would trigger the closure of the main highway south to the U.S. border, and result in the rerouting of traffic on Hwy 3 and Hwy 2.
The water level alone at Morris isn’t high enough to do that now, Gobelle said.
"The rise of water hasn’t been significant in the last 24 hours," he added.