Winnipeg's top 15 intersections for crashes, according to MPI

Bone-chilling temperatures, piles of snow and ice-slicked road ruts have made 15 of Winnipeg's intersections particularly treacherous so far this winter, as data from Manitoba Public Insurance has revealed.

Kenaston and McGillivray tops list with 65 incidents reported between Dec. 1 and Jan. 11

Bone-chilling temperatures, piles of snow and ice-slicked road ruts have made 15 of Winnipeg's intersections particularly treacherous so far this winter, as data from Manitoba Public Insurance has revealed.

The public auto insurer has provided CBC News with a list of 15 intersections where the most collisions were reported between Dec. 1 and Jan. 11.

Kenaston Boulevard and McGillivray Boulevard topped the list, with 65 incidents reported in that six-week period.

In second place was Dakota Street and St. Mary's Road with 52 incidents, followed by Leila Avenue and McPhillips Street with 50.

In total, about 21,000 collisions were reported in December alone — the highest number of crashes MPI has seen for that time period in about 15 years.

Kenaston and McGillivray's title as the city's most crash-riddled intersection didn't surprise some drivers CBC News spoke with on Wednesday.

"It's busy. There's a whole bunch of lanes [that] turn in all different directions," said Don Buie.

"It's because people drive too fast, or they drive too close to another vehicle in front of them," said Cathy Hansen.

MPI officials say they hope a new safety campaign launched several weeks ago will remind drivers to take it slow at this time of year.

Check out the map above to see where all the 15 intersections are located.


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