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Manitoba highways closed due to icy conditions now reopened
A number of Highways are closed on Dec. 7 due to icy conditions. (File image)
WINNIPEG -- A number of roads on Manitoba’s highways were closed on Saturday due to dangerous and icy conditions.
According to the province, Highway 26 from Highway 1 to Portage la Prairie has now reopened.
Earlier on Saturday, Environment Canada issued a freezing rain warning for Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba, saying it will move east along the Trans-Canada Highway corridor. The warning ended for Winnipeg, but remains in regions north and east of the city.
Manitoba RCMP officers are urging drivers to slow down and stay safe as conditions deteriorate. Residents are warned that walkways and parking lots, along with highways and roads, may be icy and slippery.
The latest updates on road closures in Manitoba can be found online.