Flooding has closed Canadian Highway 39 from the Highway 18 junction south of Estevan, Saskatchewan to the border at Portal, North Dakota. Traffic is also down to one lane for about one kilometre just west of Macoun. As a result, all commercial and passenger vehicles heading to the North Portal border crossing will be re-routed to another crossing. Detours are in place with message boards provide warnings and instructions.
Passenger traffic is being encouraged to use the Noonan / Estevan highway or Northgate ports of entry. Commercial trucks are being directed to the the Raymond / Regway port in Montana or the Peace Garden points of entry because they are both open 24 hours a day. Many other ports in North Dakota have limited commercial hours.
No date has been given for reopening Highway 39. Stay informed about current road conditions and road closures in the area by visiting the Portal border crossing page at ezborderscrossing.com.