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City Crews Ready for Winter’s Arrival in Winnipeg

November 18, 2015 9:54 AM | News

The city is plowing and sanding streets after an overnight snowfall. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The City of Winnipeg says it’s ready to deal with rain and snow beginning Wednesday evening. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

With winter-like weather arriving on Winnipeg’s doorstep in less than 24 hours, the city says its crews are in a “ready-to-serve” position.

Environment Canada has a special weather statement remaining in effect for Winnipeg and southern Manitoba, warning of colder temperatures and winds gusting from 60-70 km/h to 90 km/h into Thursday. Rain will begin Wednesday evening, later turing into snow overnight and into much of Thursday. The system will clear by tomorrow night.

“Meanwhile the flurries combined with the strong winds may at times produce reduce visibilities in blowing snow,” the statement reads.

The city says crews will be monitoring road conditions and will apply winter ice control materials where warranted.

Motorists are urged to use caution in and around all our winter operations equipment.