For yet another time this winter the entire Perimeter Highway has been closed due to poor winter driving conditions. RCMP made the decision to close the highway just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. the RCMP also closed the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions from Headingley to Portage la Prairie. A caller to the radio station says that they saw several major collisions on Highway 1 between St. Francois Xavier and Elie.

Drivers have reported poor conditions not only on the Perimeter but many other highways throughout the region since Monday. On Tuesday morning callers to the radio station said they had seen several vehicles in the ditch along the Trans-Canada Highway west of the city.

A blowing snow advisory is also in effect for much of southern Manitoba, with 2cm of snow and winds up to 70 km/h expected throughout the afternoon. The weather will only make driving conditions worse, and motorists are encouraged to exercise caution if they do head out.

A multi-vehicle collision has also resulted in the closure of McGillivray Blvd. from the Perimeter Highway to McCreary Rd.

The Manitoba RCMP also reminds motorists that closure gates and/or variable message signs may not be present at closure locations. Motorists should listen to the radio for the latest details or check our Road Reports & Cancellations page.

As of 2 p.m. the following highways are closed:

  • Highway 1, from Headingley to Portage la Prairie
  • Highway 3 (McGillivray Blvd), from Winnipeg City Limits to PTH 100
  • Highway 100, from Highway 1 East to Highway 1 West
  • Highway 101, from Highway 1 West to Highway 1 East