Fuel tanker catches fire on Trans-Canada Highway east of Winnipeg
A burning fuel tanker has closed the eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway near Richer, Man., RCMP say.
Steinbach RCMP received a report that the tanker was on fire east of Richer at about 8:50 a.m.
The cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but there was no collision, police said.
There were no injuries, police said.
Eastbound Highway 1 is closed and a detour is in effect between Road 48E and 54E, about 60 kilometres east of Winnipeg.
Steinbach <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rcmpmb?src=hash">#rcmpmb</a> on scene of fuel truck fire on #1 Highway eastbound near Richer, MB. No injuries, detour in effect from Road 48E to 54E. <a href="https://t.co/FNtYa7847N">pic.twitter.com/FNtYa7847N</a>—@rcmpmb