Snowfall Warnings As Wind Takes As The Storm Moves Across Southern Manitoba – Winnipeg

Winnipeg – and large parts of southern and parts of central Manitoba – are officially under a snowfall warning.

Environment and climate change Canada on Wednesday night issued the warning of snowfall and warned that the city could see up to 30 cm of snow and the snowfall will last until Friday.

On Thursday, the city is expected to see about 5 to 10 cm, and parts of Manitoba could reach more than 30 cm on Friday morning.


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Winter is coming to Manitoba – and it’s just beginning

Environment Canada also issued a snowfall warning for other areas of Manitoba. See the full list of snowfall warnings here.

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The impending storm will bring wind, rain, sleet, and snow to southern Manitoba, and we can blame systems coming from our cousins ​​to the west and south.

Environment Canada told Global News on Wednesday that it is likely the Parklands area – Dauphin and St. Rose will still see the worst of it with 30 to 40 cm of snow.

Here in Winnipeg, the snowfall will get worse through Thursday with gusts of 60 km / h and snow drifts.

“Things will lighten up quickly Friday morning, so we have another batch of warmer air pushing in on Saturday that could bring us a big snowstorm – but not nearly as bad as this,” a spokesman for Environment Canada said.

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Around. 9, the county’s forecast center issued a strong wind warning for the southern shores of the Winnipeg and Manitoba lakes.

“Expected winds from the north with gusts of up to 70 km / h and wave motions could raise the level by as much as five feet or more between noon Thursday and late evening Friday,” they said.

“Property owners are advised to take precautions.”

Roads are likely to be sloppy and cluttered, thanks to higher-than-normal temperatures that keep the ground warm.

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Eight minutes later:

A crash on Hwy. 8 in the morning, the route closed down, according to the province.

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The accident happened after the end of a long trailer caught the edge of the road where there was no shoulder and pulled the entire semi over, according to a witness at the scene.

The driver was not injured. Fuel spilled from both the truck and an excavator that the truck was transporting.

The RCMP said the crash happened around 6:25 p.m.

Bruce Owen of Manitoba Hydro said there have been a few calls in the Interlake area after broken electrical wires at.

“(They) see a little bit more snow, snow sticking to the lines and a little bit of wind. And thus we have some live lines down and some piles down in both areas, ”he said to 680 CJOB.

“We’ve got about 1,100 customers at a discount, primarily in the Interlake and Lebow Canterbury areas.”

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The Winnipeg High School Football finals, scheduled to be played Friday and Saturday, were postponed to Monday and Wednesday, spokesman Rick Henkewich said.

However, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers trained on the field at IGF on Thursday and prepared for their next match in Montreal against Alouettes, which took place on Saturday at noon.

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With files from Elisha Dacey

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