Spring run-off is behind a major break in highway 8 north of Kamsack, which has forced detours around the affected area.
Saskatchewan highways minister Dave Marit says they had a blow-out on a major culvert running underneath the road…..
“Its a very big pipe, it’s a 1500 meter pipe and it kind of runs on an angle. What it has done is its washed out the highway, we closed the highway off, we’ve worked with the municipalities to detour the traffic around the site.” said Marit.
Because a crane will need to be brought in to replace the culvert, Marit says he doesn’t know how long repairs will take.