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Icy conditions close Highway 1 between Headingley and Portage La Prairie

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Slick winter roads closed Highway 1 between Headingley and Portage La Prairie Saturday afternoon, the province said.

Much of southeastern Manitoba is under a freezing rain warning — stretching from Winnipeg and the surrounding area to the Whiteshell.

Environment Canada also warns eastbound travelers to expect freezing rain east along the Trans-Canada Highway. The weather agency said the region will see one-to-two hours of freezing rain mixed with snow.

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Freezing rain warnings were issued to nearly a dozen rural municipalities including Ritchot, Tache, Ste. Anne, Woodlands, Rockwood, Rosser, St. Laurent, St. Andrews and West St. Paul.

Environment Canada said an ice buildup of 0.5 to 2 mm could occur Saturday.
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