As of Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 18:00 hrs, the M.D. of Taber remains in a local state of emergency.

Overland flooding is continuing throughout the M.D. and road closures are widespread. Flooding is more prevalent North and East of Taber and subsiding somewhat in the southern portion of the M.D.

Gravel roads are saturated, remain extremely soft and there is extensive damage with some roads containing ruts in excess of 2 feet.

Barricades are in place for your safety, please obey road closure notices.

**ALL SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN OPEN, for those unaffected and to assist those working to protect residents and residences during this local state of emergency.**

**Based on: conversations this evening with the M.D. and the Emergency Operations Center, the extent of gravel road closures, and the condition of gravel roads, ALL RURAL BUS ROUTES (gravel routes) WITHIN THE M.D. OF TABER WILL BE CANCELLED for Monday April 16, 2018.**

**There will be NO buses in the communities of Enchant, Vauxhall, Hays, and Grassy Lake.**

**Town buses in Taber will continue to operate, as will the transfer buses between Grassy Lake and Taber, and Barnwell and Taber.**

**At this time, buses in the communities of Lomond, Warner, and Milk River will continue to operate with modified routes. Drivers will be contacting parents should rerouting be required.**

**If parents have questions about their children’s route please contact your bus driver directly or contact First Student at (403) 223 5670.**

**We continue to respect parents ****rights**** to make decisions regarding the safety of their children. Parents may choose to drive their children to school, or make the decision to reframe from driving on flooded roads and keep children at home.**

We continue to work cooperatively with all agencies including the M.D. and Alberta’s Emergency Management Agency during this state of emergency.

As of April 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm the following roads are closed.

- Along RR‐154 North of TR‐144 (Div.7) (NEW)
- Along RR‐160 from TR‐140 to HWY 524 (TR‐134) (Div.7) (NEW)
- Along TR‐142 from RR‐154 to HWY 36 (Div.7) (NEW)
- Along RR‐165 from HWY 526 (TR‐142) to TR‐140 (Div.6) (NEW)
- Along TR‐144 from HWY 36 to RR‐164 (Div.7) (NEW)
- Along RR‐163 from TR‐142 to TR‐150 (Div.7) (NEW)
- Along TR‐120 from HWY 864 to RR‐175 (Div.7) (NEW)
- Along RR‐172 from TR‐122 to TR‐120 (Div.7) (NEW)
- Along RR‐173 from TR‐122 to TR‐120 (Div.7) (NEW)
- Along RR‐163 from TR‐102 to TR‐104 (Div.4)
- Along TR‐100 from RR‐151 to RR‐152 (Div.2)
- Along RR‐155 from TR‐142 to TR‐140 (Div.7)
- Along RR‐160 from TR‐144 to TR‐142 (Div.6)
- Along RR‐153 from TR‐144 to TR‐142 (Div.7)
- Along TR‐144 from RR‐154 to RR‐152 (Div.7)
- Along TR‐94 from RR‐152 to RR‐151 (Div.2)
- Along TR‐82 from RR‐164 to RR‐162, RR‐161 to RR‐154 (Div.2)
- Along TR‐82 from HWY 877 (RR‐140) to RR‐135, RR‐135 to RR‐134 (Div.3)
- Along RR‐181 from HWY 521 (TR‐122) to TR‐120 (Div.7)
- Along RR‐175 from HWY 521 (TR‐122) south around the bend (transitions to TR‐120) to RR‐174 (Div.7)
- Along RR‐174 from HWY 521 (TR‐122) to TR‐120 (Div.7)
- Along RR‐173 from TR‐120 to TR‐114 (Div.7)
- Along RR‐190 from TR‐104 to TR‐102 (Div.1)
- Along RR‐185 from TR‐100 to HWY 3 (Div.1)
- Along RR‐185 from HWY 3 to TR‐92 (Div.1)
- Along RR‐183 from TR‐100 to HWY 3 (Div.1)
- Along RR‐183 from HWY 3 to TR‐92 (Div.1)
- Along RR‐181 from TR‐100 to HWY 3 (Div.1)
- Along RR‐175 from TR‐92 to TR‐90 (Div.1)
- Along TR‐92 from RR‐181 to RR‐180 (Div.1)
- Along TR‐92 from RR‐174 to RR‐173 (Div.1)
- Along TR‐90 from RR‐182 to RR‐181, RR‐181 to RR‐180, RR‐180 to RR‐175 (Div.1)
- Along TR‐92 from RR‐172 to RR‐171 (Div.2)
- Along RR‐172 from TR‐92 to TR‐90 (Div.2)
- Along TR‐95 from RR‐174 to RR‐173 (Div.1)
- Along RR‐172 from TR‐90 to TR‐84 (Div.1)
- Along RR‐172 north of TR‐100 (Div.1)
- Along TR‐92 from RR‐185 to RR‐182 (Div.1)
- Along TR‐90 from RR‐172 to RR‐171(Div.2)
- Along TR‐82 from RR‐153 to RR‐151 (Div.2)
- Along RR‐153 from TR‐100 to TR‐94 (Div.2)
- Along RR‐153 from TR‐94 to TR‐92 (Div.2)
- Along RR‐171 from TR‐92 to TR‐90 (Div.2)
- Along TR‐91 from RR‐163 to RR‐160 (Div.2)
- Along RR‐155 from HWY 513 (TR‐84) around the bend to the west side of intersection TR‐90 &
- RR‐154 (Div.2)
- Along TR‐94 from RR‐151 to RR‐145 (Div.3)
- Along RR‐150 from HWY 3 to TR‐100 (Div.3)
- Along RR‐144 from TR‐104 to HWY 3 (Div.3)
- Along RR‐135 from TR‐104 to HWY 3 (Div.3)
- Along TR‐94 from RR‐145 to RR‐143 (Div.3)
- Along TR‐110 from RR‐134 to RR‐133 (Div.3)
- Along RR‐135 south of TR‐100 (Div.3)
- Along TR‐94A west of RR‐134 (Div.3)
- Along RR‐132 from TR‐94 to TR‐100 (Div.3)
- Along RR‐143 from HWY 3 to TR‐104 (Div.3)
- Along RR‐172 from TR‐114, south ½ a mile (Div.4)
- Along RR‐162 from TR‐112 to RR‐110 (Div.4)
- Along RR‐153 north of TR‐110 (Div.4)
- Along TR‐110 from RR‐180 to HWY 864 [RR‐171] (Div.4)
- Along TR‐120 from RR‐190 to RR‐185 (Div.7)
- Along RR‐180 south of HWY 521 (TR‐122) (Div.7)
- Along RR‐190 from HWY 521 (TR‐122) to TR‐120 (Div.7)
- Along RR‐174 from TR‐122 to TR‐124 (Div.7)

***NOTE*** Numerous other roadways are being impacted by flooding. It is expected that as flows increase additional roadways will be closed to traffic.

We are meeting again tomorrow with the M.D. and the Emergency Operations Center and will strive to continue to update staff and families.

Up to date information is available at

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