RCMP closes Slave Lake highway after flooding washes out bridge

SLAVE LAKE – RCMP are warning motorists to avoid travel on Highway 88 north of Slave Lake due to flooding which has washed out a bridge.

Highway 88 northbound, north of Slave Lake at kilometre 10 is closed.  Highway 88 southbound, is being detoured at Highway 754.  

“Motorists trying to navigate beyond those spots will find themselves stuck without a road,” said Cpl. Laurel Scott RCMP Media Relations.

The RCMP is requesting that travellers be mindful of these closures and the dangers everyone faces if they’re not adhered to.

Highway 88 just north of the Marten beach subdivision intersection is closed.

The Town of Slave Lake posted on their website that with the storm they are currently experiencing, the Town of Slave Lakes crews are working diligently to manage any stormwater that is accumulating in town. Sawridge Creek has risen rapidly and is being monitored. 

Second washout on 88, km 18, just north of the BCBC.

“At this time, there is minimal overland flooding in town, the website states.

READ MORE: Flash flooding in Edmonton strands motorists

Residents are requested to use caution around Sawridge Creek, and any other location where stormwater may be accumulating, including ditches, storm ponds and low lying areas.

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