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Winnipeg in Store for 5-10 Centimetres of Snow on Monday

Winnipeg in Store for 5-10 Centimetres of Snow on Monday

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Snowfall accumulation in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (JOHN ERWIN / @CANWXCHASER / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — After a cruel taste of wintry weather on Saturday, a late spring snowstorm is in the cards for Monday.

Environment Canada is calling for 5-10 centimetres of snow for the city and a high of 0°C.

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Winnipeg Blanketed by Mid-April Snow on Saturday

Winnipeg Blanketed by Mid-April Snow on Saturday

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Snowfall accumulation is expected to be about two centimetres in Winnipeg on Saturday. (JOHN ERWIN / @CANWXCHASER / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Hopefully, you haven’t changed out your winter tires just yet.

Winnipeg woke up on a Saturday in mid-April to falling flakes mixed with rain, which later just turned into a steady stream of snow falling to the ground. Spring, right?

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Northern Manitoba Official Says Town Looked Like Moon After Days Long Blizzard

Northern Manitoba Official Says Town Looked Like Moon After Days Long Blizzard

By The Canadian Press

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A polar bear is seen walking across the street in Churchill Man. in this file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

CHURCHILL, Man. — When the sun finally broke through a blizzard that lasted three days in a northern Manitoba town, a local leader said it looked like the moon.

Churchill declared a state of local emergency on Friday after about 60 centimetres had fallen since earlier in the week, driven by wind gusts of up to 120 km/h.

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Southern Manitoba Hammered by Late Winter Storm

Southern Manitoba Hammered by Late Winter Storm

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A winter storm is creating chaos on highways and roadways throughout southern Manitoba as strong wind gusts and blowing snow reduced visibility west of Winnipeg Tuesday morning. (THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE/Stephen MacGillivray)

WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba is being hit hard by a late winter storm that developed Monday and continues to have an impact until at least early Wednesday.

West of Winnipeg was seeing the worst of the conditions, combining falling snow and northwesterly winds with gusts in excess of 90 km/h at times.

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Shovels in the Forecast: Jackman-Atkinson

Shovels in the Forecast: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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People push a stuck car after two days of snow in Winnipeg, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

NEEPAWA, Man. — If I were a store owner in Westman, I would be thinking about stocking up on rubber boots — it looks like demand might be strong this spring. On Monday, the provincial government released their most recent flood update and it’s looking wet. The report pointed to higher levels of soil moisture going into winter, higher levels of winter precipitation and unfavourable weather conditions in making their forecast.

While there is still a few months of uncertainty regarding weather and melt rates, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced that there is a risk of moderate to major overland flooding across the province. It’s not looking good for southwest Manitoba, in particular, as the Red, Souris, Pembina, Lower Assiniboine and Roseau rivers, as well as the southwest region of the province in general, are reported to be at risk for major flooding.

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Snow Route Parking Ban Going into Effect

Snow Route Parking Ban Going into Effect

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A declared snow route parking ban is going into effect Sunday at midnight. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray)

WINNIPEG — Blowing and drifting snow on Thursday has forced the city to declare a snow route parking ban beginning Sunday morning.

The ban is to facilitate snow clearing and clean-up of curb lanes on major routes.

At midnight on Sunday, vehicles will not be permitted to park on snow routes between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. The ban extends parking restrictions by an additional two hours.

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Manitoba Highways, City of Winnipeg Hit Hard by High Winds and Blowing Snow

Manitoba Highways, City of Winnipeg Hit Hard by High Winds and Blowing Snow

The Canadian Press

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Visibility was near zero on highways and roads surrounding Winnipeg on Thursday. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba is being hit with high winds and blowing snow that are crippling everything from mail delivery to highway travel and airline flights.

Wind gusts of up to 90 km/h are kicking up piles of snow already blanketing the province, creating whiteout conditions and delaying flights out of Winnipeg.

Manitoba RCMP say there were more than 30 collisions by mid-morning and Environment Canada issued a blizzard and cold warning.

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City Plowing Main Routes After Overnight Snowfall, Highway 75 Closed

City Plowing Main Routes After Overnight Snowfall, Highway 75 Closed

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Winnipeg received between 18 to 33 centimetres of snow on Monday, December 26, 2016. Additional snowfall on Tuesday brought between 5 and 10 centimetres, with more on the way. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

It’s a treacherous commute back to work after the holidays for many Manitobans today.

Snowfall overnight has made roads slippery and snow-packed, prompting a truck plowing operation on main routes, bus routes and collector streets.

Sidewalk plowing is also underway and a major load and haul operation is continuing. Sanding of all streets will continue to improve traction.

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Colorado Low Snowstorm Developing Over Southern Manitoba

Colorado Low Snowstorm Developing Over Southern Manitoba

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WINNIPEG — A Colorado low is stirring up active weather over southern Manitoba to begin 2017.

An Alberta clipper that was to wallop Winnipeg and southern portions of the province on Friday never fully materialized into the predicted snowfall amounts. A new system tracking into the region Sunday night looks to be making up for that.

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