After an extremely wet weekend with rainfall and wind warnings, road conditions have been less than desirable and some remain closed in the province.

Numerous incidents have occurred on Manitoba roads this weekend and overland flooding has now become an issue in some areas. A semi-trailer blocked the Trans-Canada highway westbound lane near St. Francois Xavier tonight for a short period around 7 pm. No one was hurt and the incident has been attended to. Traffic IS moving once again in that area.

As of 6:40 a.m. on April 25th, the majority of highways are now open, with only highways 3 and 350 being closed. Some parts of the Trans-Canada highway are covered in ice, making for hazardous driving conditions.

With all that in mind, this statement from the Portage la Prairie School Division was somewhat expected. Buses will not be running....again.

"Another weekend of bad weather. Due to the extreme amount of moisture we received, ALL PLPSD buses will not be running on April 25, 2022. This includes all in-town routes and shuttles. All schools in the City of Portage la Prairie and Oakville School will be open for parents that wish to transport their children. Hutterian Teachers, please report to PCI and Hutterian EA's please report to your assigned city school"

The Prairie Rose School Division also had to shut down its buses for today, along with closing St. Laurent School. Beautiful Plains School Division buses are also not running today and the Happy Rock Children Centre in Gladstone has been closed.

Manitoba Hydro is still dealing with just over 650 power outages in the province affecting over 13,000 customers. At one point today, that number was close to 20,000. Power has stayed on in Portage la Prairie but there have been several reports of people getting water in their basements.