Manitoba

Westbound lanes of Trans-Canada Highway near Portage la Prairie reopen after collision

A stretch of Highway 1 near Portage la Prairie has been re-opened after a collision closed the highway's westbound lanes Saturday morning.

No injuries reported in collision between two tractor-trailers Saturday morning: RCMP

A stretch of Highway 1 was closed following a motor vehicle collision Saturday morning. (CBC)

A stretch of Highway 1 near Portage la Prairie has been reopened after a collision closed the highway's westbound lanes Saturday morning.

Traffic travelling west on the Trans-Canada Highway bypass at Portage la Prairie, about 85 kilometres west of Winnipeg, was being rerouted onto Can-Oat Drive, an official with Manitoba Infrastructure said.

An RCMP spokesperson said the crash involved two tractor-trailers, and no injuries were reported.

The westbound lanes of the highway remained closed until everything was cleaned up because the semis were still blocking the road, the spokesperson said.

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