At least 20 semi-trailer trucks and five passenger vehicles have been involved in a crash on Highway 1 between Brandon and Virden.
Manitoba RCMP tweeted out photos from the scene on Thursday afternoon, saying three people have been transported to hospital with injuries.
The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
The stretch of highway between Brandon and the Saskatchewan border has been closed and reopened on and off over the past week due to icy conditions.
Officials closed the roadway earlier on Thursday before reopening it to traffic at around 1 p.m. RCMP reported the pileup on social media roughly 45 minutes later.
UPDATE: As of 7 p.m., the westbound lanes from Brandon to Virden have reopened. The eastbound lanes from Virden to Brandon reopened at 11 p.m.
Multi vehicle collision w/approx 20 semis & 5 passenger vehicles has closed #MBHwy1, in both directions, between Virden & Brandon. 3 transported to hospital w injuries. #MBHwy1 expected to be closed for an extended period of time. Detours in place. Please avoid the area. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/l9sqcvwJ90
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) February 24, 2022