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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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Winnipeg Streets Flooded After Severe Thunderstorms

Winnipeg Streets Flooded After Severe Thunderstorms

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A truck drives down a submerged Chevrier Boulevard, causing waves to overtake the hood of a stalled car on Friday. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg streets were waterlogged Friday after a torrential downpour paired with thunder and lightning.

The deluge caused many streets to remain unpassable and forced motorists to try their luck at making it through in their vehicles.

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