Bridge Engulfed in Flames in Winnipeg, Cause Unknown
A highway in southern Manitoba was forced to close after two bridges suddenly caught fire, causing significant damage and traffic disruptions.
The incident, which occurred on Wednesday evening, left local authorities puzzled as they worked to determine the cause of the fires.
Images and videos shared on social media platforms depicted a bridge over the Manning Can completely engulfed in flames.
The affected bridge, located east of New Bothwell, suffered extensive damage, posing a significant safety risk for motorists and pedestrians alike.
Hanover Fire Chief Paul We’ve received an emergency call regarding the fire at approximately 6:40 p.m.
Firefighters promptly responded to the scene, but were faced with the challenging task of extinguishing the intense flames that consumed the bridge.
In a surprising turn of events, a second bridge on Municipal Road 26 East also succumbed to the flames, compounding the situation.
As a result of the bridge fires, the province has taken the precautionary measure of closing Highway 3.11 between Highway 206 and Highway 2.16.
Additionally, Road 26 East has also been closed to ensure public safety.
The closures have caused inconvenience for commuters and have necessitated alternate routes for travel in the affected areas.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fires and have yet to determine what led to the sudden and simultaneous bridge incidents.
The exact extent of the damage is being assessed, and efforts are underway to restore normal traffic flow and repair the affected bridges.
As the investigation continues, local residents and travelers are urged to stay updated on the situation through reliable news sources and official announcements.
The closure of the highway and road is expected to remain in effect until further notice, as authorities work diligently to address the aftermath of this unusual and concerning incident.
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.
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