Poor road conditions close highways and schools in Manitoba

Truckers wait for Highway 1 to reopen after it was closed due to poor road conditions. Abigail Turner/Global News

Highway 1 has reopened through Manitoba after winter weather triggered poor road conditions much of Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

While the Trans-Canada has reopened, there are still snow covered and icy sections along that stretch of highway.

Meanwhile in Westman, multiple road closures are being reported by the Manitoba 511.

  • Highway 16 is closed from Russell to the Saskatchewan border
  • Highway 45 is closed from Russell to Rossburn
  • Highway 83 is closed from Russell to San Clara
  • Highway 5 is closed from the Saskatchewan border to Grandview

This is due to blizzard like conditions.

Read more: School and other cancellations around southern Manitoba on Thursday

Environment Canada issued multiple weather warnings for the province, with both snow and rain expected to persist throughout Manitoba.

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Freezing rain warnings were issued parts of the province, including The Whiteshell and Arborg.

Meanwhile, blizzard warnings have been issued in other areas, including Killarney and Virden.

Many drivers have reported black ice on the Trans-Canada Highway.

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