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Blowing snow, poor visibility lead to multiple highway closures in Manitoba

Snowy conditions are seen on Highway 15 in this file photo. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News file

Blowing snow and poor visibility has led to a number of highway closures across Manitoba, the province says.

As of 6 a.m. Thursday, more than a dozen stretches of highway had been closed to traffic due to inclement weather.

In Winnipeg, crews began plowing and salting roads and sidewalks overnight, but outside the Perimeter Highway, it’s a different story. According to the province, the following highways are closed:

  • Highway 5 from Ochre River to McCreary
  • Highway 5 from Dauphin to the Saskatchewan border
  • Highway 5 from Highway 2 to Highway 1
  • Highway 10 from Cowan to Dauphin
  • Highway 10 from Moon Lake to Minnedosa
  • Highway 16 from Minnedosa to Highway 83
  • Highway 20 from Ochre River to Fork River
  • Highway 21 from Shoal Lake to St. Lazare
  • Highway 45 from Highway 10 to Russell
  • Highway 83 from Miniota to San Clara
  • Highway 362 from Dauphin to Sifton
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Drivers are urged to use caution throughout the province and to check road conditions via 511 before heading out on the highway.

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