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UPDATE: Snowfall warning continued

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

Snowfall is expected to continue throughout the day into Monday evening, with an additional 5-15 cm still to fall.

According to Environment Canada, a Colorado Low will spread one more wave of heavy snow over portions of southern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan on Monday through Monday night. This final wave of snow will be in addition to the 10-30 cm of snow that fell on Sunday and Sunday night.

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A Colorado Low will spread several waves of heavy snow over portions of southern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan beginning today and persisting through Monday.

Environment Canada forecasts 15-20 cm of snow for the region, however localized areas could see total snowfall amounts reach 25 cm.

This event is part of a major winter storm that will affect Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and a wide swath of the United States including Montana, the Dakotas, and Minnesota.

Snowfall is expected to gradually taper off Monday afternoon through Tuesday.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

Please refer to local forecasts for location-specific detail on snowfall timing and amounts. This storm will impact travel conditions.

 

Highway conditions in Manitoba are provided by the Manitoba Government at: http://www.manitoba511.ca/

Latest information is always available here: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html 

The snowfall warning was continued for the following regions:

R.M. of Portage la Prairie incl. St. Ambroise

R.M. of Cartier incl. Elie St. Eustache and Springstein

R.M. of Grey incl. St. Claude Elm Creek and Fannystelle, Man


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