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Icy Trans-Canada prompts RCMP warning in Manitoba

Dropping temperatures have created slippery roads in southern Manitoba.
Dropping temperatures have created slippery roads in southern Manitoba. Lauren McNabb / Global News file

WINNIPEG – The Trans-Canada Highway west of Brandon, Man., is extremely slippery Friday morning.

RCMP issued a warning about slippery roads between Brandon and Virden, Man., at 1:30 a.m.

The provincial road report says the Trans-Canada is ice-covered, partly ice-covered or snow-covered from Highway 34, east of Brandon, to the Saskatchewan border.

After a warmer first day of spring on Thursday, temperatures plummeted overnight in Manitoba, causing wet roads to ice over.

The temperature in Winnipeg is expected to continue to drop through Friday afternoon to -17 C, with windy conditions creating a wind chill of -31, Environment Canada says.

The temperature is not forecast to rise to zero again until Thursday.

The temperature at the Richardson International Airport was -10 C at 6 a.m. Friday.

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