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Flooding and ice damage Moose Jaw bridge

The 7th Avenue Bridge in Moose Jaw was hit hard this week, as large chunks of ice and flooding caused damage to the support structure.

The bridge remains closed to both vehicles and pedestrians until city engineer Josh Mickleborough and his team can properly check out the damage.

"The ice took out a couple of piles and some cross members that were part of the structure, so we're just concerned about the integrity of it," explained Mickleborough.

Snowy first weekend of spring in Regina

The first weekend of spring in Regina is looking decidedly more like winter.
Two to four centimetres of snow is expected on Saturday afternoon and an additional two to four centimetres will fall in the evening.
The snow won't be on the ground for long, as 60 km/hour winds will blow through Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Robyn Dyck with Environment Canada says it would take a bit more snow to really leave a lasting mark.

Winter not ready to let go in Saskatchewan

It sounds like the first weekend of spring will look at lot more like winter in Saskatchewan.

Environment Canada said several low pressure systems are set to roll through the province on Saturday and Sunday bringing snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and wind.

Saskatoon could see a couple centimetres of snow, but places like Outlook, Kindersley and Regina could see 10 to 15 centimetres.

Environment Canada said the systems were still developing Friday afternoon, so where exactly the worst-hit areas will be could shift as the system gets closer.

Regina gets a bit more snow as spring begins

With just hours until spring officially begins, parts of southern Saskatchewan are dealing with a few centimetres of snow.

Winter isn't going out quietly, says CJME weather specialist John Wilson. Along with a bit of snow on Friday, a few more centimetres of snow is expected to fall in Regina over the weekend.

"Each one of these little disturbances carries a potential for a couple of centimetres each. Whether all of that melts on contact or how much we get left on the ground is kind of questionable," Wilson explained.

Alberta clipper to bring snow, rain to Saskatchewan

While the calendar may say we're getting close to spring, Mother Nature is set to give us another little blast of winter Thursday night.

Environment Canada said an Alberta clipper is going to move into the province, dropping snow, rain and freezing rain before it's done.

PHOTOS: Moose Jaw flooding recedes, families able to go home

Flooding that prompted a voluntary evacuation for some people living along the river in Moose Jaw is already draining away.

On Wednesday, the Moose Jaw Fire Department used boats to help some people leave their homes. An ice jam was blocking the flow of the river, causing the water to back into the Churchill Park and Wakamow neighbourhoods. Water was about three-feet deep and threatening about 30 homes.

Saskatoon man picks wrong Sask. winter to move east

A Saskatoon man coaching volleyball in St. John’s this semester is getting the short end of the stick when it comes to winter weather.

For the second time this week, the East Coast is getting slammed with a blizzard and blowing snow advisory.

“I think I did pick the wrong Saskatchewan winter to leave but I still think this is better than -40 C. I haven’t seen colder than – 15 C yet this winter,” Cisco Farrero said.

PHOTOS: Flooding in Moose Jaw prompts voluntary evacuation

Flooding along the Moose Jaw River Valley has lead to a voluntary evacuation.

The Moose Jaw Fire Department is using boats to help people leave their homes in the Churchill Park and Wakamow neighbourhoods where water is about three-feet deep. It's nothing the flood-prone area hasn't seen before but it caught them by surprise this year.

Chunks of ice have built up in the river, restricting the flow and forcing the water to flood the area affecting about 30 homes. All that ice is also threatening the bridge on 7th Avenue SW, which has been closed.

Chunks of ice threaten Moose Jaw bridge

A massive ice flow is forcing the closure of the 7th Avenue SW bridge in Moose Jaw.

Police say there might be some structural issues due to the large chunks of ice hitting support beams.

There's no word on when the bridge will be reopened.

Regina closing its snow dump site for the season

As winter seems to come to a close, the City of Regina has decided to close the snow dump site on Wednesday.
Fewer people are using the site at Fleet Street and McDonald Street, and the condition is deteriorating.
About 450,000 cubic metres of snow was dumped at the site this year. That's just a bit less than in 2013/2014 which saw 650,000 cubic metres. However, this winter only saw a third of what was dumped in 2012/2013 at 1.3 million cubic metres.
The site will close Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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