Motorists can expect major delays on one of Winnipeg's major routes this afternoon after a motor vehicle collision occurred.
Westbound Portage Avenue is closed at the Empress Overpass, and traffic is being rerouted down Wall Street. Eastbound traffic has also been closed at St. John's Ambulance Way.
Westbound traffic is said to be backed up all the way to Main Street. Due to the rerouted traffic, significant delays are occurring on Wall Street and St. Matthews Avenue.
There are also significant delays happening in the downtown area due to construction. Until July 7, the Norwood Bridge from Stradbrook to St. Mary's Road will have the southbound median lane closed.
More details to follow.
TRAFFIC UPDATE:— Winnipeg TMC (@WinnipegTMC) May 2, 2023
PORTAGE & EMPRESS OVERPASS
Westbound remains fully closed and Eastbound access to Overpass remains closed. Westbound Traffic now closed at Portage and Wall. Traffic is being diverted down Wall. Avoid the area and expect major delays.#WPGtraffic #Winnipeg #WpgTMC pic.twitter.com/ylivIfmCDw