Manitoba

Snowy conditions make driving dicey in southern Manitoba

Streets are slippery in Winnipeg, with several crashes reported, while blowing snow is reducing visibility on the highways.
Many roads in Winnipeg are slick and snow-covered while blowing snow is reducing visibility on highways outside the city. (Sara Calnek/CBC)

Streets are slippery in Winnipeg, with several crashes reported, while blowing snow is reducing visibility on the highways.

Bridges in and outside of the city are also extremely slippery with traffic backed up along many routes.

Numerous people have been Tweeting about the slick conditions and urging drivers to give themselves extra time.

CBC traffic reporter Trevor Dineen says one of the worst spots he's noticed is at Provencher Boulevard and Archibald Street in St. Boniface.

A City of Winnipeg spokesperson says sanding crews are out.

Crashes were reported on Pembina Highway, Plessis Road, and on the Perimeter Highway. There was also a rollover on the Trans-Canada Highway at the Steinbach turnoff (Highway 12).

Officials with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation say the Perimeter Highway and up into the Interlake, there is blowing and drifting snow and visibility is reduced.