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Plows Cleaning Up from Overnight Blizzard

March 12, 2011 11:02 AM | News

By David Klassen

The City of Winnipeg is cleaning up after Friday’s blizzard, which brought with it strong winds and over a dozen highway closures throughout the province.

Snow plowing began at 1 a.m. and will continue around the clock on main routes. Bus routes and collector streets will receive attention later today and this evening, including sidewalks.

Residential streets won’t be plowed unless there are severe blown-in drifts.

Sanding of streets is also occurring this weekend.

This latest cleanup — and hopefully the last of the season — will cost about $500,000 and use 180 pieces of equipment.

UPDATE: The city says Brookside Cemetery is closed today due to drifting snow. It’s expected to reopen by 2 p.m. on Sunday.