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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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Raw: Almond Pop-Up Channels da Vinci in New Design

Raw: Almond Pop-Up Channels da Vinci in New Design

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Raw: Almond is at the corner of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg’s favourite pop-up restaurant is back on frozen ground this season. Raw: Almond has returned to the ice after last season’s mild temperatures forced it on land.

Lead designer Joe Kalturnyk and his crew were out on Wednesday putting the final touches on the structure before draping it with a tarp and moving in the equipment and heaters.

“Luckily we’ve had these cold snaps and the ice is great,” Kalturnyk said. “Even if it warms up a little, it’s still okay because the ice is pretty thick. It just makes it a little slushy.”

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River Skating Trail Opens at The Forks

River Skating Trail Opens at The Forks

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The Red River Mutual Trail opened for the season at The Forks on Monday. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Skaters, lace ’em up. The Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks is open for the season.

This year’s trail expands back on the Assiniboine River after three years of being centralized in the Port area and on the Red River. Ice has been groomed to 1.3 kilometres on the Assiniboine from The Forks to Osborne Village, as well as 0.7 kilometres on the Red River to the Norwood Bridge.

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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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City Ready to Deal with Winnipeg’s Additional Snowfall

City Ready to Deal with Winnipeg’s Additional Snowfall

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A front end loader clears snow on Pembina Highway on Monday, December 26, 2016. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — After two impactful winter storms in December, the city is ready to handle more snowfall.

Between 5 to 10 centimetres is forecast to fall Friday as part of an Alberta clipper moving in from the west.

Residential plowing from a Boxing Day Colorado low is still ongoing and will continue into Saturday. The city says snow clearing operations will be adjusted as needed based on road conditions and accumulation of snow. Sanding trucks will be deployed to improve traction on the roadway and, if required, plowing will initially focus on main routes.

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