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Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

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The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg are shown on Friday, October 11, 2019. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The gates of the Red River Floodway have been lowered after river levels have decreased in recent days.

The province raised the gates October 9 amid an abundance of unseasonal precipitation fell in Southern Manitoba. It was the first time in history the Floodway was activated so late in the season.

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Power Fully Restored Following Early Winter Storm: Manitoba Hydro

Power Fully Restored Following Early Winter Storm: Manitoba Hydro

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An early winter storm with heavy wet snow caused fallen trees, many on cars, and power lines in Winnipeg early Friday morning, October 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro says it has fully restored power to all customers affected by the early winter snowstorm between October 11-13.

The Crown utility says it has replaced more than 4,000 damaged wood poles in 11 days and repaired approximately 950 kilometres of power lines.

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Winnipeg Collects More Than 1,700 Tonnes of Storm-Related Wood Debris

Winnipeg Collects More Than 1,700 Tonnes of Storm-Related Wood Debris

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An aerial view of the trees and broken branches collected at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility. (CITY OF WINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The city has collected an estimated 1,774 tonnes of debris from an early winter storm that pummelled southern Manitoba earlier this month.

The storm-related debris is being collected at the city’s 4R Winnipeg Depots, Brady Road Resource Management Facility, and the Summit Road Landfill.

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Winnipeg’s Storm Clean-Up Could Take a Year, Replanting Could Take Five

Winnipeg’s Storm Clean-Up Could Take a Year, Replanting Could Take Five

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City forester Martha Barwinsky provides media with an update on the storm clean-up on Thursday, October 17, 2019. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The devastation caused by last week’s early winter snowstorm could take about a year to clean up and roughly five years to replant the impacted trees.

City forester Martha Barwinsky said Thursday that roughly 30,000 of the city’s public trees were destroyed by the snow, ice and wind that ravaged parts of southern Manitoba a week ago.

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Winnipeg Under Winter Storm Warning as Snow Continues to Fall

Winnipeg Under Winter Storm Warning as Snow Continues to Fall

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba is on the receiving end of a mixed bag of early winter weather today with a storm system bringing snow, rain and slush.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Winnipeg as a Colorado low treks northward into the region. Environment Canada says Winnipeg could see up to 10 cm of snow by the end of Thursday, with an additional 10-20 cm on Friday and into Saturday.

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Red River Floodway Being Activated as Southern Manitoba Braces for Winter Storm

Red River Floodway Being Activated as Southern Manitoba Braces for Winter Storm

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The viewing looking south from the deck of the Red River Floodway bridge on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — An early-season winter storm is tracking into Manitoba this weekend, bringing upwards of 30 centimetres of snow by the time all is said and done.

A special weather statement remains in effect from Environment Canada for much of western and southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg.

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Province Considering Activating Red River Floodway

Province Considering Activating Red River Floodway

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The Red River Floodway gates as shown on Friday, March 31, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Activating the Red River Floodway usually happens in the spring, but the province is warning it may have to operate it beginning Wednesday evening.

Southern Manitoba has been hit recently with an abundance of unseasonal precipitation, paired with more rain and snow in the forecast for this weekend.

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