Crash starts fire on Perimeter Highway, blocking northbound lanes: RCMP

Manitoba RCMP say a crash between a semi-truck and a van has started a fire and closed a section of the Perimeter Highway.

On Friday shortly before noon, RCMP said officers are on the scene of a crash blocking the northbound lanes of the Perimeter Highway between Roblin Boulevard and Portage Avenue.

RCMP told CTV News a semi-truck believed to have been carrying railway ties and a cube van collided while on the bridge, starting a fire. RCMP said the fire department is on scene putting out the fire.

RCMP said the injuries don’t appear to be serious at this time.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

CTV News will update this story.

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