Spring-like weather may have finally arrived but that doesn't mean it's making life any easier on Manitobans.

As temperatures climbed above the freezing mark on Monday precipitation also moved into the province. Parts of Winnipeg received upwards of 5 mm of rain. Many areas in western Manitoba and north of Winnipeg received that moisture in the form of freezing rain.

Environment Canada issued freezing rain warnings for a large swath of areas including the Parkland and Interlake just after 9:30 p.m. on Monday. While those warnings and the freezing rain have now ended, several highways are closed as a result of icy conditions.

Almost 60 highways have been closed in Manitoba at one point or another this winter.

You can find the latest highway conditions and closures on our Road Reports & Cancellations page.

As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, the following highways are closed:
  • Highway 5, from Saskatchewan border to Grandview
  • Highway 16, from Saskatchewan border to Highway 83
  • Highway 41, from Highway 571 to Highway 16
  • Highway 42, from Highway 83 to Highway 41
  • Highway 45, from Russell to Rossburn
  • Highway 83, from Highway 57 to Russell