Flooding forces closure at Manitoba-U.S. border crossing

Manitobans looking to get into North Dakota at the Gretna border crossing will have to find a different way into the United States for now.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says the Gretna port of entry was closed Friday due to high water in the area.

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“Heavy flooding in North Dakota has resulted in a highway closure preventing access to the Gretna port of entry,” reads a notice from the CBSA.

Travellers and commercial traffic are being advised to use the border at Emerson, roughly 24 km east of Gretna, during the temporary shutdown.

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Highway 75 — the main highway between Winnipeg and the United States border — remains closed due to flooding.

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The closure is forcing motorists to take a long detour to the west.

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The Red River is expected to peak next week, but at a slightly lower level than predicted a week ago.

The latest on wait times at Canadian ports of entry can be found at the CBSA’s website.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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