Several highways close due to poor driving conditions; Perimeter now reopened
After being closed for several hours Friday morning, the Perimeter has reopened; however, as of Friday afternoon a new round of highway closures are in place.
As of 5:30 p.m. the following roads are closed:
- Highway 5, from Neepawa to Ochre River;
- Highway 5, from Grandview to Saskatchewan border;
- Highway 45, from Rossburn to Russell;
- Highway 68, from Ste Rose du Lac to The Narrows;
- Highway 276, from Ste Rose du Lac to Highway 481; and
- Highway 83 from Russell to Highway 49.
The Perimeter was originally closed down due to poor winter driving conditions and poor visibility.
The province said Highway 100 from Highway 1 East to Highway 1 West is now open and Highway 101 from Highway 1 West to Highway 1 East is also open.
The westbound lanes on Highway 1 from Headingley to Portage la Prairie and Highway 8 from the Winnipeg city limits to Highway 67 are also reopened after being closed for poor winter driving conditions.
People are still being advised to drive with caution.
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