Winnipeg – Snow is the Word

A major winter storm is expect to hit southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba early Monday lasting until Tueday

WINNIPEG – Weather – In a word, in Winnipeg, SNOW. Environment Canada says that another 5-15 cm of the white stuff is due today, adding to the 10-30 cm of snow that hit the city on Sunday.

Highways around the city are closed. If you have plans to travel, call Manitoba 511 to get the latest conditions. School buses are canceled for today in Winnipeg. Schools, however, are open.

Freezing drizzle and blowing snow is going to impact the region. The prevailing winds are from the east, pushing the snow system west.

At the James Richardson Airport, there are flight cancellations and delays.

Across Manitoba, there are 10,000 customers without power. There are 4000 customers in Winnipeg, primarily in the St. Vital and St. Boniface areas of the city. At 04:00 AM there were 7500 customers without power. Temperatures are near zero.

The reduced visibility and blowing snow is impacting efforts to restore power, as crews are being delayed by road conditions.

Winnipeg Transit is running but advise there will be delays.

Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • City of Winnipeg

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

A Colorado Low will spread one more wave of heavy snow over portions of southern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan on Monday through Monday night. This final wave of snow will add an additional 5 to 15 cm of snow to the 10 to 30 cm of snow that fell on Sunday and Sunday night.

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