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Manitoba highway reopens after 'serious' collision between motorcycle and truck hauling boat

The collision took place just northeast of Selkirk near the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 4 going southbound.

Collision northeast of Selkirk was near the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 4 going southbound

Highway 59 southbound at Highway 4 was closed after a collision took place there Sunday afternoon. (Bartley Kives/CBC)

Part of a highway northeast of Winnipeg was closed to traffic on Sunday afternoon after a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle towing a boat.

The collision took place just northeast of Selkirk near the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 4 going southbound, according to a news release from Manitoba Infrastructure issued at about 2 p.m.

A CBC Manitoba reporter on the scene saw a motorcycle lying on one side of the highway, and a truck hauling a boat in a ditch on the other side.

RCMP tweeted that officers were on the scene of a "serious motor vehicle collision" and to avoid the area.

No information was immediately available on the condition of the people involved.

The road reopened at about 5:30 p.m.

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