Highways re-open after winter storm hits southern Manitoba
Published Sunday, May 1, 2011 2:37PM CST
Highway 1 West from Virden to the Saskatchewan border has re-opened since it was closed by RCMP on Saturday.
Dozens of highways and roads were closed due winter driving conditions. Blowing snow, slippery and ice covered sections were reported throughout Saturday. RCMP said cars were ending up stuck and in the ditch.
The St. Lazare area received more than 30 cms of snow. Environment Canada said some areas in the province could get up to 50 cms of snow.
For a complete list of highway closures visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/roadinfo/
- with a report from CTV's Josh Crabb
Snow fall is making driving conditions dangerous west of Brandon.
The St. Lazare area recieved more than 30 cms of snow on Saturday.