Rain on Saturday, Feb. 19, turned to snow and blowing snow. Highway One was closed that evening.
Again, Manitoba Highways closed Highway One from Brandon to the Saskatchewan Border on Tuesday evening as well.
In extreme cold a thick coating of ice on Highway One made the lanes extremely slippery. With vehicles in the ditch, traffic had slowed to a crawl.
RCMP report that this morning, the Trans Canada Highway is being prepped to re-open.