Southwestern Manitoba section of Trans-Canada reopens after closure due to poor conditions

Manitoba

Highway 1 was shut down from Highway 1A to Highway 270, according to an update posted on Manitoba’s highway conditions website shortly after noon. It reopened shortly after 3 p.m.

A section of Highway 1 near Brandon reopened at 3 p.m.

Road visibility was poor in Brandon on Saturday after days of snowfall in the southwestern Manitoba city. (Riley Laychuk/CBC)

A section of the Trans-Canada Highway near Brandon that was closed earlier Saturday has now reopened.

Highway 1 was shut down from Highway 1A to Highway 270, according to an update posted on Manitoba’s highway conditions website shortly after noon.

The closure was due to inclement weather in southern Manitoba that has resulted in poor road conditions.

It reopened shortly after 3 p.m.

The recent heavy snowfall resulted in reduced visibility in the southwestern Manitoba city.

Highway conditions were deteriorating west to east as snow continued to fall on Saturday.

Manitoba weather radar showed snow pushing east toward Winnipeg mid-morning Saturday. (Riley Laychuk/CBC)

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Clarifications

  • An earlier version of this story said, based on an alert from the province, that a section of Highway 1A was closed. In fact, a section of Highway 1 is closed.

    Nov 13, 2021 1:42 PM CT

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