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Winnipeg Digging Out from Winter Storm as Residential Plowing to Begin

Winnipeg Digging Out from Winter Storm as Residential Plowing to Begin

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Nico Boyd ducks under some heavily snow laden tress as makes her way to school along a Dromore Avenue sidewalk in Winnipeg on Monday, March 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Crews are making progress clearing city streets after a late winter storm dumped about 25 centimetres of snow on Winnipeg early Monday.

Back lane plowing began Tuesday and spot sanding and salting are also underway to improve traction.

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Winnipeg Rolling Out Snow Plows to Tackle Residential Streets

Winnipeg Rolling Out Snow Plows to Tackle Residential Streets

Highway 75 Closure
Gates closed Highway 75 from Winnipeg to the U.S. border early Monday. (CHRISD.CA)

After about 25 centimetres of snow fell on Winnipeg between overnight Sunday into Monday, the city is preparing for the first residential plow of the season.

Crews will begin Wednesday evening, therefore putting a residential parking ban into effect at 7 p.m. that evening.

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Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba Pummelled by Late Winter Storm

Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba Pummelled by Late Winter Storm

Highway 75 Closure
Gates closed Highway 75 from Winnipeg to the U.S. border early Monday. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba awoke Monday to a blast of winter, closing schools, cancelling buses and making the morning commute a headache for motorists.

The city received about 25 centimetres of snow overnight, which began falling at around 10 p.m. Sunday. Southwestern Manitoba could be in store for up to 40 centimetres by the time the Colorado low system moves out of the province.

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Winnipeg’s Skating Trail Breaks Records Before Closing for the Season

Winnipeg’s Skating Trail Breaks Records Before Closing for the Season

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The ribbon is cut to officially open the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks closed for the season over the weekend, but not before setting two new records.

The Forks said on Facebook that the trail was open for a record 72 days. This season also saw the trail span a record 10 kilometres in length.

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Winnipeg Under a Snowfall Warning as 15-20 Centimetres Expected

Winnipeg Under a Snowfall Warning as 15-20 Centimetres Expected

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Two men dig out a stuck vehicle on Pembina Highway on Monday, December 26, 2016. Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba has been placed under a snowfall warning. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

A snowfall warning was issued early Sunday for Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba as a Colorado low prepares to move into the province.

Environment Canada says 15 to 20 centimetres of snow is expected to fall today through Monday. However, the forecast office warns localized regions could see between 20 to 25 centimetres.

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Ice Castles Hosting Yoga Class at The Forks

Ice Castles Hosting Yoga Class at The Forks

Hot Yoga Ice Castles
A hot yoga class at the Ice Castles at The Forks is Sunday at 10 a.m. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Before it melts away for the season, Ice Castles will host a group of health and wellness enthusiasts for yoga on Sunday.

Dozens of people are expected to attend the courtyard of the frozen spectacle created at The Forks Parks Canada site to participate in the charity event.

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Weekend Storm Prompts Winnipeg to Declare Snow Route Parking Ban

Weekend Storm Prompts Winnipeg to Declare Snow Route Parking Ban

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People push a stuck car after two days of snow in Winnipeg, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The City of Winnipeg has declared a snow route parking ban for this weekend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A Colorado low making its way into Manitoba this weekend has prompted the city to declare a snow route parking ban, just days after it ended for the season.

Parking will be prohibited on snow routes between midnight and 7 a.m. starting Sunday overnight into Monday morning.

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Major Winter Storm to Blanket Southern Manitoba

Major Winter Storm to Blanket Southern Manitoba

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A special weather statement has been issued for Winnipeg and southern Manitoba as a Colorado low makes its way into the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

UPDATE: Friday, March 2 — The City of Winnipeg has declared a snow route parking ban beginning Sunday night and into Monday morning.

WINNIPEG — A late winter storm is brewing as we head into March, triggering Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement on Thursday for southern Manitoba.

The weather agency says a major storm system is tracking into the province beginning Sunday and persisting through Monday.

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Ice Castles Preparing to Wind Down as Temperatures Rise

Ice Castles Preparing to Wind Down as Temperatures Rise

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Ice Castles is preparing to close in early March after a roughly two-month run at The Forks. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — As winter weather starts to come to an end in the next weeks, so does Ice Castles at The Forks.

The popular icy attraction put on by the Utah-based company opened January 5 and has seen tens of thousands of Winnipeggers come through its gates since then.

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