Blowing snow makes driving dangerous in Winnipeg area
It's a white knuckle Christmas Eve drive this morning on highways in the Winnipeg area.
Snow, blowing snow and slippery conditions, and poor visibility have resulted in a number of crashes.
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One of those happened just after 7:30 a.m. on the Perimeter Highway at Highway 8 (McPhillips Street).
According to police, two vehicles, both westbound, collided after one of them veered over into the other lane.
One of the vehicles ended up in the ditch, while the other vehicle came to rest on its side in the westbound passing lane.The drivers of both vehicles suffered minor injuries.
Blowing snow and low visibility contributing factors to the collision, RCMP said.
RCMP advise motorists to adjust their driving for the weather conditions. Slow down, drive with caution and increase your distance between other vehicles.
The wind, and as a result the blowing snow, should subside by noon.