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Grande Prairie comes close to rainfall record

Grande Prairie feel just short of breaking a rainfall record yesterday. 40.2 millimetres fell before midnight, just behind the 42.9 millimetres the city got in 1983.

The rain started mid-afternoon and fell so fast that some streets flooded. The rodeo and chuckwagons at Pomeroy Guitars & Wagons were cancelled for the safety of the horses and riders.

More rain is expected tonight and tomorrow.

Photo by Lindsey Dawn

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