Highway 8's southbound lanes are now open after a serious collision earlier this afternoon. 

Earlier this afternoon:

Highway 8 southbound lanes from Northumberland to Grassmere are now closed.

"It's a pretty bad accident," says Mark, an eye-witness after the collision. 

"There are firefighters, ambulances, police and it's backed up about a mile long."

There is no other information from the Winnipeg Police Service or RCMP at this time. 

"It looks like some people could use some prayer," says Mark. "It looks like it'll be close for awhile."

CHVN will be monitoring this story and updating it when more information is made available.