Several highways are closed in southern Manitoba as a Colorado low has resulted in poor winter driving conditions.

A Colorado low continues to make its presence known throughout much of southern Manitoba and for areas in the west, that means lots of snow and ice.

The system began to impact the western half of Manitoba as rain on Saturday, but by the afternoon it had shifted to snow. 

Several motorists in the region reported dangerous conditions with a slushy, icy mix, with dozens of vehicles in ditches along major highways.

Snow is expected to continue Sunday morning for most areas such as Brandon, Minnedosa, and Dauphin, before ending this afternoon.

You can find the latest road conditions and closures at the Road Reports page linked below.

Highway closures as of Sunday, April 24, at 8 a.m. are:

  • Highway 1 from Highway 21 to the Saskatchewan Border,
  • Highway 2 from Highway 21 to the Saskatchewan Border,
  • Highway 5 from Highway 353 to Neepawa,
  • Highway 5 from Neepawa to Grandview,
  • Highway 10 within Riding Mountain National Park,
  • Highway 10 from Highway 25 to Cowan,
  • Highway 16 from Westbourne to Newdale,
  • Highway 16 from Foxwarren to the Saskatchewan Border,
  • Highway 20 from Ochre River to Highway 269,
  • Highway 21 from Highway 259 to Highway 45,
  • Highway 45 from Highway 10 to Highway 21,
  • Highway 45 from Rossburn to Russell,
  • Highway 68 from Ste. Rose to the Narrows,
  • Highway 83 from Highway 1 to the US Border,
  • Highway 83 from Highway 42 to Russell,
  • Highway 276 from Ste. Rose to Highway 481,
  • Highway 278 from Highway 68 to Highway 50.