Those expecting to wake up this morning to a foot of snow were either relieved or disappointed.
Winnipeg was supposed to feel the brunt of a Colorado low late Friday and into Saturday, but with only a skiff of snow on the ground, some may have felt we dodged a bullet. However, Environment Canada says the worst is yet to come.
The national weather agency says the city is still on track to receive 15 to 30 centimetres of snow by Saturday afternoon and into this evening, which will eventually taper off by Sunday.
The City of Winnipeg is using 130 pieces of equipment on the streets, including plows and salting/sanding trucks. Priority 1 streets and main routes are receiving attention first. Crews will be working around-the-clock to address icy conditions on roadways. Another update on plowing activities is expected on Sunday.
Highway closures (10:28 p.m.)
RCMP closed the Trans-Canada Highway from Headingley to Brandon Saturday night due to extreme winter driving conditions. Road conditions can be found by calling 511 or visiting MB511.ca.
The city is also clearing Brookside, Transcona and St. Vital cemeteries in time for Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday. Not all areas of the cemeteries will be fully accessible before Wednesday, November 14.
Snow disposal sites are open for anyone needing to dump their snow. A list of locations is available on Winnipeg.ca.
Travellers flying in or out of Winnipeg should check with their airline for any delays. Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport issued a travel advisory late Friday, which still remains in effect. Further information can be found at WAA.ca.