Ice-covered roads causing havoc in Southern Manitoba



Road conditions are deteriorating across Southern Manitoba as a warm front moves across the province, bringing with it a mixed bag of precipitation.


Emergency personnel has already been dispatched near Portage La Prairie as ice-covered highways, including the Trans-Canada Highway, have been reported.


Below are the current road conditions according to Manitoba 511. Click on the image for the latest road conditions.

Highway camera on the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Portage La Prairie:

Hwy 1w & Jct Hwy 13 in Oakville at 1:57pm CDT

Special weather statements have been issued by Environment Canada, which can be seen below:

Statements

1:11 PM CDT Tuesday 27 October 2020 Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Mun. of Boissevain-Morton incl. Turtle Mtn Prov. Park

  • Mun. of Brenda-Waskada incl. Medora and Goodlands

  • Mun. of Deloraine-Winchester

  • Mun. of Grassland incl. Hartney and Minto

  • Mun. of Two Borders incl. Melita Coulter and Tilston

  • Mun. of Souris-Glenwood

  • R.M. of Pipestone incl. Oak Lake Res.

  • R.M. of Sifton incl. Oak Lake and Deleau

  • R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth incl. Virden Elkhorn and Kenton

  • R.M. of Whitehead incl. Alexander and Beresford

  • Riverdale Mun. incl. Rivers and Wheatland


Early this morning, in southeastern Saskatchewan, there were reports of icy highways and webcams showing ice accumulation. Conditions were primarily caused by snow falling and melting and then refreezing in surface temperatures just below freezing as well as possible patches of freezing rain mixed in. Conditions continue to improve and the special weather statement will be ended in the next hour or so.


Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.



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