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06/29/2014 11:25 EDT | Updated 08/29/2014 05:59 EDT

Heavy rain leads to flash flooding in southeast Sask.

Heavy rainfall over the weekend in southeast Saskatchewan has led to dangerous travel conditions after some highways were submerged or washed out.

Stranded on the farm

Denise Belisle phoned CBC from her farm near the Manitoba border saying water was rising around her home and she couldn't get to a road. Belisle's home is in the RM of Storthoaks, east of Redvers, Sask. 

"Our home is surrounded by water, our yard is completely inundated, our farmyard is completely inundated. It's like a big lake and it's rushing across the road in four directions all around us," Belisle said. 

She said Sunday morning the rain had been pouring and the wind had been howling for 24 hours, so she couldn't get to her livestock. 

"We don't know where the cattle and the horses are, they're down south and the water is headed in that direction," she explained. "So we can't get down to check on them until it stops raining and we can access them."

Belisle said her cousin had called RCMP on her behalf. 

Highways submerged

Meanwhile, police and highway crews are reporting dangerous road conditions due to the influx of rainwater. 

Officers said nobody was hurt but many vehicles had become stuck trying to pass water-logged roads. 

Highway 13 became washed out Sunday morning west of Redvers. RCMP said the same highway had portions under water east of Redvers as well. Highway 8 south of Redvers is under water. 

Moosomin RCMP and highways employees decided to close Highway 8 from Moosomin north to Spy Hill, Sask., saying severe flooding crossing the highway and gravel roads has led to debris pile-ups making road travel particularly dangerous. 

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