More winter roads are open for business in Manitoba’s north.
The province says the winter road system is now able to access 12 of 23 communities that rely on the roads each season.
More than 2,500 shipments are expected to be delivered to the isolated communities. The remainder of the 2,400-kilometre network will open in the next two weeks.
“Approximately $10 million will be spent this year to ensure our winter roads are suitable for the delivery of essential goods to remote Manitoba communities,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler.
“Thanks to largely favourable conditions, more than half of all winter roads are already open.”
The province says changing weather conditions may close some sections of roadway on short notice. Both the province and federal government share the cost of maintaining Manitoba’s winter roads system.