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Extreme slippery conditions close Highway One

Vehicles hit the ditch on Highway One during recent days of bad weather following freezing rain early Saturday.
By supper time on Tuesday, semi-trucks seen here are backed up east of the junction of Hwy #10 and Hwy One. Trucks and other vehicles line the double lanes of the Trans Canada. Light vehicles trapped in the overnight lineup wiggled out and ease by parked trucks using snowy road shoulders to the frontage roads and to other means for the night travel or night lodgings. Parking lots on Brandon’s North Hill are filled with parked transport trucks.

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.


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