Fast-rising waters prompt warning to steer clear of North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

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Rapidly-rising water in the North Saskatchewan River has the city warning Edmontonians to stay away.

Water levels could rise as much as three metres over the next 48 hours, the City of Edmonton wrote in a press release Friday afternoon.

Steady rainfall Thursday and Friday could mean trails and boat launches being submerged, and excess debris in the river.

Edmontonians are warned to keep dogs away from the river, boats out of the water, and to stay away from the river and river banks.

People using parks are asked to obey signs and detours.

Anyone who sees a person or animal needing to be rescued should call 911.

Trail and park closures can be found on the city’s website.

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