Trans-Canada and now Hwy 26 closed near Winnipeg


The Trans-Canada Highway 1 remains closed between Winnipeg and Portage La Prairie due to freezing rain. Highway 26 coming out of Winnipeg to Portage La Prairie has now been added to the list moments ago. Here are a few pictures sent from our viewers across Winnipeg:


Below is the current weather camera just east of Portage La Prairie according to Manitoba 511:


Warnings

2:03 PM CST Saturday 07 December 2019 Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • R.M. of Brokenhead incl. Beausejour and Garson

  • R.M. of East St. Paul incl. Birds Hill

  • R.M. of Springfield incl. Anola and Birds Hill Prov. Park

  • R.M. of St. Clements incl. Grand Beach Brokenhead and Libau

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Freezing rain continues eastwards along the Trans-Canada Highway corridor with most areas seeing 1 to 2 hours of freezing rain mixed with snow at times before tapering off.

Liquid accumulations of 0.5 to 2 mm are likely, with variable amounts of that contributing to ice accumulation based on location and pre-existing surface treatments.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

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