Update: Rainfall warning lifted after Estevan received about three inches of rain

Environment Cnaada has lifted the rainfall advisory warning that was in effect for the Estevan area.

The advisory was issued on Tuesday at 10:16 a.m., when a powerful thunderstorm was already dropping rain on the region. The storm also knocked out power to the Macoun and Midale areas. 

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The warning rermained in effect until Wednesday at 1:01 a.m.

According to Environment Canada, Estevan received 75.3 millimetres, or about three inches of rain. 

The City of Estevan was forced to close several roads in the city for a few hours on Tuesday, including Fifth Street from Souris Avenue South to Second Avenue, and Sixth Street from Souris Avenue South to Kensington Avenue. Those roads were open again by Tuesday late afternoon. 

The access road for the Estevan Humane Society was still closed Tuesday night. 

The city asked the public to limit travel in the city Tuesday morning until the rain slowed down.

The TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club sent out a tweet early Tuesday afternoon, stating it was closed for the rest of the day due to the rain. 

Playparks were closed for the day due to the weather.


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