After ten days, major flood concerns are receding in Lamont County.
 
With flood waters returning to normal levels, Lamont County decided to end the local state of emergency on Thursday (May 3).
 
"We were seeing more issues in the north side of the county, simply because water moves from the south to the north to get to the North Saskatchewan River," said Lamont County communications coordinator Heather Atkinson.
 
The county says five roads will need major repairs:
- RR161 from Twp582 to Twp584
- RR163 from Twp560 to Twp562
- RR163 from Twp562 to twp564
- RR163 from Twp564 to Twp565
- RR170 from Twp562 to Twp564
 
The five properties that were surrounded by water are now able to access exit roads and aren't at a high risk of flooding anymore.
 
"Crews were going 24 hours a day for about ten days," added Atkinson.
 
Public works is now in clean up/recovery mode and will be concentrating on road and culvert maintenance. 
 
There are a total of 13 roads still closed.
 
Elk Island Public Schools resumed bus service in the area earlier in the week. 

 

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