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VIDEO: Winnipeg Digs Out from Wintry Blast

January 3, 2015 11:07 AM | News

WINNIPEG — Shovels and snowblowers are working overtime today as the city digs out from an overnight blast of wintry weather.

Between 5-7 cm of snow fell on the city between late Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Paired with an ongoing extreme cold warning issued by Environment Canada, it’s best to dress in layers if venturing out.

The warning reads:

Northerly winds are ushering in very cold Arctic air across southern Manitoba today with wind chill values of minus 35 to minus 40. Winds will subside tonight but extreme cold will persist into Sunday morning with temperatures in the minus 30s and wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 45.

The city says crews are continuing to plow and sand streets, clearing accumulations of snow and ice. A snow-clearing and sanding operation began at about midnight on Friday.

Watch a timelapse of snow accumulation overnight:

Truck plowing is underway on regional streets, as well as collector and bus routes.

Crews are monitoring conditions on residential streets to determine if drifting will become an issue in some areas.

Sidewalks and back lanes are also being plowed as crews work throughout the day.

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