Collision closes Trans-Canada at Deacon’s Corner

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Collision closes Trans-Canada at Deacon's Corner

A busy intersection east of Winnipeg is closed Wednesday morning because of a collision.

Mantiboa Infrastructure sent out a notice to the media after 4:00 am announcing the closure.

They say that Highway 1 is closed at the intersection of Highway 207, also known as Deacon’s Corner.

A commuter tells us only the westbound to Winnipeg lanes are closed at Deacon’s Corner, but the other directions are open.

Desmond also called to say that westbound traffic would be diverted northbound on Highway 207. This has resulted in it being “very slow” for northbound traffic.

Construction work in the area has reduced traffic to one lane in all directions. The RCMP last week warned it was on the lookout for speeders in the zone after dealing with a series of issues.

Updated at 6:27 to add the witness’ closing instructions.

Updated at 6:52 a.m. with information on northbound traffic on Highway 207.