Friday, October 27, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, October 27, 2017

Dangerous Road Conditions
Last evening, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service began receiving reports of a large number of motor vehicle collisions that were occurring in quick succession throughout the city.
Approximately 15 different locations, 14 of which were bridges, were the scene of collisions involving a combined total of approximately 97 vehicles. Of those, 55 vehicles required a tow from the scene. 9 people (including 2 infants)  were transported to hospital in stable condition.  Countless people declined medical attention for various minor injuries.
At its peak, approximately 30 police units (General Patrol, Community Support and Cadets) were required to manage these incidents. Due to the hazard posed by these road conditions, the involved bridges were closed until sanders could be deployed. After approx 4 hours all bridges were sanded and reopened. 
The Winnipeg Police Service reminds all drivers that with the onset of temperatures below freezing that slower speeds, longer stopping distances and increased caution will be necessary for safe travel.  

For further information contact either:
   Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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