Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Part of Manitoba Highway Collapses, Causing Big Hole and Big Traffic Headaches

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Part of Manitoba Highway Collapses, Causing Big Hole and Big Traffic Headaches

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Part of Manitoba highway now big hole

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INGLIS, Man. - Part of a Manitoba highway has been closed after a large section of it collapsed.

The collapsed portion of Highway 83 is 19 kilometres north of Inglis and 29 kilometres south of Roblin in the Shell River Valley just after the turnoff to Highway 366 near Inglis.

Highway 83 between Roblin and Russell is closed.

Rick Goraluk, a councillor with the Rural Municipality of Shellmouth, said crews had been working to fix problems with Hwy 83 for several days when a large section of road collapsed on Sunday.

Goraluk said the hole is more than four metres deep in places, and he speculates a recent storm may have washed away part of the unstable road.

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation said they could not give an estimate of when the road will be fixed, but said it could be closed for some time.

"It's still moving, so it's not going to be a quick fix," said Larry Halayko, director of contract services for Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation. …

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