The M.D. of Willow Creek is dealing with some overland flooding Monday, April 16.

Emergency Services Manager with the M.D., Travis Coleman, says unlike Taber, they haven't had to order any evacuations yet.

"No not yet, it's still pretty early right now. Again, just a few roads affected that's it for now. The possibility of that (evacuations) may be coming down the road yes. But not as of yet."

Coleman, says this isn't uncommon for many residents who may have seen it before.

"A lot of our rate payers have been around for a lot of years, and they know any of the low lying areas where they could be affected by overland flooding, and get their equipment and their property and stuff moved if possible."

Coleman says several roads and intersections in the M.D., mainly to the south of Claresholm, in the Granum area are affected.

He says public works crews are out putting up barricades, which need to be obeyed for the public's safety.

As well, Vulcan County has closed multiple roads in the Carmangay area, Shouldice area, Queenstown area, North of Lomond Highway and west of McGregor Lake area, and Travers.

Lethbridge County has also now declared a local state of emergency due to the overland flooding in that area.

 

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