WINTER ROADS NOW OPEN IN MANITOBA

WINNIPEG, Man. — It’s a case of better late than never for 29 remote Manitoba communities.

Their winter lifeline, the province’s winter road network, is now officially open according to Transportation Minister Steve Ashton. Usually running from January through until mid-March, the winter roads annually see between 1,000 to 2,000 loads of fuel, construction materials and other assorted freight hauled to the out-lying areas of the province.

Last year, warm conditions forced the winter routes to close in February with slush and unsafe conditions made the isolated roadways impassable. Officials aren’t anticipating any problems for the rest of this season.

Truck News is Canada's leading trucking newspaper - news and information for trucking companies, owner/operators, truck drivers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry.


Have your say


This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.

*