A large branch has fallen across a fair part of Chaplin Street near 5th Avenue Northwest, likely due to winds gusting up to 80 km/h in the Southwest.

Motorists are advised to plan an alternate route through the city until maintenance workers are able to clear out the debris.

Extreme winds have been causing difficulty all over Swift Current, as yesterday, a tree caught fire after dropping a branch onto a power line. 

For minor road hazards like these, citizens are encouraged to notify City Hall. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-11 immediately.