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City shuts down Flinty's Boardwalk due to high water concerns

High water levels and overland flooding have caused the City to shut down Flinty's Boardwalk.
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High water around Ross Creek has turned the bridge over the creek on Flinty's Boardwalk into an island of sorts, as seen May 9.

High water levels and overland flooding have caused the City to shut down Flinty's Boardwalk.

The closure was announced May 10, after photos surfaced of water levels almost completely surrounding the bridge over Ross Creek. Heavy winter snowfall has led to a sizable spring melt, causing the creek to spill its banks heading into the lake.

"With the extremely high and rushing waters, we have placed barriers all along the boardwalk and will be shutting down the Ross Lake portion as the bridge is looking like it may be a floating dock in Ross Lake," said City recreation director Andrew Smith.

There is no date for when the boardwalk may fully reopen - only saying the closure was "until further notice" - nor has there been word on whether or not the high water level has caused any damage with the boardwalk.

"Please use caution around all creeks and bodies of water," reads a statement from the City of Flin Flon.

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