Three Semis Collide on Icy Perimeter Highway

One of three semi-trailer trucks sits damaged on the south Perimeter Highway on Saturday, March 3, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
One of the damaged semi-trailer trucks involved in the crash on Saturday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Icy conditions are believed to have contributed to a crash involving three semi-trailer trucks on the Perimeter Highway Saturday morning.

The crash happened north of McGillivray Boulevard at around 9 a.m. RCMP were rerouting traffic in the area as the scene was cleared.

Two people were sent to hospital with undetermined injuries, according to an RCMP spokesperson.

Three semi-trailer trucks were involved in a crash on the south Perimeter Highway on Saturday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

The Perimeter Highway in general was reported to be like a “skating rink,” according to witnesses. Drivers were advised to reduce their speeds and use caution as sanding trucks continue to work to improve traction.

Another report listed a crash involving a semi at the Perimeter and Lagiomodiere Boulevard.

The icy conditions were also contributing to several vehicles losing control nearby…

Icy conditions were playing a role in other nearby mishaps when this car lost control and hit the ditch on the Perimeter Highway. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
The conditions were no match for this truck, which also landed in the ditch. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)