A serious collision has shut down a busy intersection east of Winnipeg Wednesday morning.

According to Manitoba Infrastructure, the westbound lanes of Highway 1 are closed between Highway 207 and Highway 206, near Deacon's Corner

According to one motorist, a semi jackknifed and there are two semis in the ditch. He says there is an army of tow trucks at the scene.   

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and to find an alternate route.

It is unclear as to how long the closure will remain in effect.