Friday , August 12 2022

Some schools in Manitoba remain closed on the eve of the blizzard on Thursday


Some schools and highways in Southeast Manitoba remain closed due to the long-lasting effects of the blizzard on Thursday.

Students and staff at the frontier school division remain at home because road conditions in this area are still poor.

Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Grethn he canceled the classes for that day.

The blizzard led to the closure of the highway, because the snow that interrupted the traffic lanes and visibility was sometimes close to zero.

The province also closed the eastern lanes of the Trans-Canadian highway southeast of Winnipeg from Highway 207 (Deacon's Corner) to Highway 12 due to poor winter driving conditions and a series of collisions.

That part of the highway was re-opened just before midnight on Thursday.

Two other sections of the highway were still closed early Friday morning. Highway 245 from highway 244 to Karman, reopened about 9 hours. Highway 428 from highway 23 to Vinkler reopened at about 11:30

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