High water in Lac Ste-Anne County causes damage

Heavy rain in Lac Ste-Anne County has caused flooding and dangerous roads.

Some roads are covered in water; others are experiencing slides.

"We have a large number of roads at this point with significant impacts," said Robert Osmond, Lac Ste-Anne's director of emergency management.

The following roadways have been impacted:

  • Slide at Range Road 80, south of Hwy 43
  • Slide at Range Road 71, south of Hwy 43 
  • Slide at Township Road 574 and Range Road 85
  • Slide at Township Road 553A and Range Road 61
  • Slide at Township Road 554, between Range Roads 62 and 63 at the culvert
  • Water over the road at Township Road 565 and Range Road 61A
  • Slide in the Hamlet of Sangudo at 53 Avenue.

The county said barricades and signs have been posted in impacted areas.

“As they release water because that outlet does meander through the campground, it’s just about making sure that we take all the precautions necessary to make sure all our visitors are safe," Osmond said.

The Paddle River Dam Campground has also been temporarily closed due to high waters.

Lac Ste-Anne is located approximately 100 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.