Portions of two of Manitoba's busiest highways are closed Wednesday afternoon due to motor vehicle collisions as a Colorado low hits the region.

Highway 75 south of Winnipeg was the first one to close after a collision at the intersection of Highway 14. Highway 75 was closed in both directions for hours while emergency crews responded. The southbound lanes remain closed at Highway 14 as of 2 p.m., but the northbound lanes of the highway are now open.

Southbound traffic headed for the U.S.A. border was already being warned of poor driving conditions throughout all of North Dakota. Many of the highways in the neighbouring state currently have a travel not advised warning for drivers because of the snowstorm passing through. 

a snowy and icy highway with bare pavement down the centreManitoba Infrastructure highway cameras show that the Trans-Canada west of Highway 12 has bare road on the centre of the roadway, but is snow-packed and slushy on the outer sides of each lane.

Highway 1 east of Winnipeg is also closed at Deacon's Corner. A serious collision on the highway just east of the City there has shut down the eastbound lanes.

There's no word at this time on how long the closures may last. There's also no word on how many vehicles are involved in either collision or of any injuries. Most highways in southern Manitoba report snow-packed or icy conditions.

We'll continue to monitor conditions on Manitoba highways. You can always find the latest road reports at the page linked below.