Winter road system completely open as of Feb. 21, says province

Manitoba’s winter road system is now completely open, the provincial government announced Feb. 21.

The 2,200 kilometre winter road network connects 22 communities that are home to about 30,000 people collectively to the rest of the province by land while temperatures and ice conditions allow. They are capable of supporting large trucks, enabling more than 2,000 shipments of goods, including construction materials and food supplies, every year.

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Winter road seasons usually last about 10 weeks in all, ending in March. Roads are completed and opened as weather conditions allow and closed when the ice begins to melt.

Road conditions information can be obtained by calling 511, online at www.manitoba511.ca or by following the Manitoba government roads Twitter account at www.twitter.com/MBGovRoads.

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