Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Trans-Canada reopened to Saskatchewan, but still dangerous
Freezing rain makes for hazardous conditions
The Trans-Canada Highway has been reopened to the Saskatchewan border after being closed due to slippery conditions.
Overnight freezing rain has made the long stretch treacherous for driving.
Caution is advised. Some sections are snow-covered and slippery while others are bare but wet and could become icy.
The latest highway information was provided just this afternoon on the Manitoba highways website at www.gov.mb.ca/mit/roadinfo/
An RCMP spokesman said conditions improved as the morning progressed but there are still "lots" of people sliding into ditches.
Environment Canada is calling for a very cloudy but mild weekend.
The freezing rain will end this morning but the temperature drops to about -6 C late in the afternoon, with a 40 per cent chance of flurries. The overnight low is -9 C.
For Sunday, the high is 0 C and there could be more freezing rain, while Monday expect periods of rain or snow with a high of 1 C.
Updated on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:53 AM CST: Updated with weather forecast.
11:25 AM: updates with RCMP comment
1:09 PM: updates with highway reopened
Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
(1 of 7 articles for this year)03/31/2015 4:01 PM 0
Photo Store Gallery
Ads by Google