Section of Trans-Canada Highway closed near Portage la Prairie due to weather

WINNIPEG — Multiple crashes near Portage la Prairie, Man., have prompted Manitoba RCMP to close a section of the Trans-Canada Highway Wednesday morning.

In a Wednesday morning tweet, RCMP said the highway barricades are up and no traffic is getting through.

Manitoba 511 said the closure is at the Portage la Prairie bypass, and affects the westbound lane. The eastbound lane is open.

RCMP said there are extremely icy road conditions in the area, as well as on the Trans-Canada Highway between Headingley, Man., and Elie, Man. Drivers are advised to slow down and drive safely.

CTV News has reached out to Manitoba RCMP for more information about the crashes.

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