Update: Highway 1 was reopened this morning following a serious collision that saw the eastbound lanes closed for several hours near Elie, Man.

The RCMP has not responded for a request with details at this time. More info will be forthcoming.


Emergency crews are on scene of a serious collision Friday evening in between Portage and Winnpeg.

The eastbound lanes of Highway 1 have been closed from 4.8 km west of Elie to 1.6 km east of Elie, according to a notice from Manitoba Infrastructure.

Snow and high winds have made for difficult driving conditions on a number of highways. A witness tells Golden West that visibility in the area is very poor.

It's not clear how many vehicles are involved in the collision.

The witness says that STARS Air Ambulance arrived at the scene.

There's no word at this time how long the closure may last.