All 22 communities that rely on winter roads now have full access to Manitoba's 2,400-kilometre road network.

Typically more than 2,500 shipments are delivered to isolated northern communities from mid-January to mid-March. The system also provides road access for area residents.

“Winter roads not only facilitate the hauling of freight to northern and remote communities, but also provide the residents with temporary inter-community travel as well as road access to the rest of the province,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler.

Some sections of the winter road system may be closed for repairs on short notice, due to changing weather conditions.

Manitoba’s winter roads are funded between the provincial and federal governments.