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Traffic is flowing through the Jubilee underpass again, but not as fast as the water is. 

Around four feet of water gathered in the underpass during Wednesday afternoon's heavy rains.

Traffic had backed up quickly for both directions of Pembina Highway as cars slowly crept through the rising waters.

At least one car stalled in the water, and the City shut down traffic shortly after.

Some people posted online about their adventure going through the underpass. 

Homes and offices throughout the city also experienced flooding. That included the Fairmont Hotel in downtown. "Like many Manitoba buildings today, we have been hit with rain. We are fully operational," the Fairmont said in an online post. 

Varying amounts of rain throughout city

Mike Russo from Environment and Climate Change Canada says that how much rain you got really depended on where you were. Amounts varied widely throughout the city.

Downtown at the Forks weather station 42 mm of rain was recorded. At the airport 26.3 mm.

"There are other parts of the city that saw much more than that," Russo says. "Out towards River Heights, we're getting unofficial reports of anywhere from 50 to 70 mm there."

Meanwhile, Sage Creek only saw five or six mm.

Russo says that the rain, for the most part, didn't fall outside the perimeter. "This is actually situated right over the city. It's just a slow band of showers that just drifted over top of the city. It was essentially concentrated over the city of Winnipeg itself."

Thursday will see cloudy skies, but no precipitation. More rain, and possibly thunderstorms, are possible for Friday.

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