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Published April 05, 2010, 09:33 AM

Manitoba Flooding

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

MORRIS, Man. - The Red River is expected to crest at Morris soon

and to prevent Highway 75 from being submerged, the province is

adding up to a metre to the dike that surrounds the community.

An earthen ramp is also being built on the highway to get

motorists over the dike.

Traffic through the community will be reduced to two lanes, with

lower speed limits.

Officials with Manitoba Water Stewardship say the Red River rose

to 236 metres by Sunday morning.

The river is expected to crest on Monday or Tuesday.

On Friday night, Ann Cook watched in horror as a 10-metre wall

of ice moved onto her Winnipeg Beach property.