Weather closes multiple Manitoba highways
Published Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:13AM CST
Environment Canada shows the areas of Manitoba where a snowfall warning (in red) and a special weather statement (in grey) are in effect on April 1, 2020. (Image courtesy Environment Canada)
WINNIPEG -- The provincial government said several highways in the province are closed due to poor winter driving conditions.
According to an update Wednesday morning, the following three highways remain closed
- Highway 16, from the Saskatchewan border to Shoal Lake
- Highway 45, from Russell to Rossburn
- Highway 83, from Russell to Roblin
The province adds closure gates and message signs may not be visible in the area.
The western edge of Manitoba is currently under a snowfall warning, according to Environment Canada.
The City of Winnipeg is currently under a special weather statement, noting a strong low pressure system is tracking north from the Dakotas. The system has the potential to spread heavy snowfall over parts of central and southern Manitoba Thursday, before ending on Friday.