*Update on Tuesday at 5:00pm  

As of 4:20pm, the Southbound Perimeter Highway between Highway 15 and Highway 1 is back open.

 

*Update on Tuesday at 2:30pm

It appears that a Greater Winnipeg Water District (GWWD) Railway train has derailed.

The train takes workers and supplies needed for the aqueduct and hauls supplies to the water intake facility at Shoal Lake, returning with contaminated materials.

The Southbound Perimeter Highway between Highway 15 and Highway 1 is closed due to the derailment.

Northbound Perimeter traffic from Highway 1 is still being allowed through as of 1:30pm.

RM of Springfield Police assure there is no ongoing risk to public safety and ask you avoid the area while they work.

 

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