Flooding concerns remain near Taber
The up and down saga of Taber-area flood concerns continued on the weekend with the temporary closure and re-opening of Hwy. 36 north of the Oldman river and Hwy. 864 between Taber and Vauxhall. Taber RCMP announced Saturday that overland flooding covering the roadways had necessitated the closures. By Sunday, those closure orders had been lifted.
Taber has been grappling with its flood risk for much of the past month as frigid winter temperatures gradually give way to milder spring weather. And the flood saga may not be over yet for local residents— the Taber RCMP was cautioning on Sunday there is still the potential for water levels to rise again in the days ahead as temperatures grow warmer and the snow continues to melt.
Local road crews were expected to keep monitoring the situation, and the RCMP advised they would close roads again if necessary. Motorists should be prepared for additional closures, they cautioned, and obey all signage and emergency crews in the affected areas.