Much of Manitoba under a snowfall warning

By // News | Much of Manitoba under a snowfall warning
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

By: Staff Writer

Posted: 7:19 AM | Comments:

Brace yourself.

Winter is on its way, and much of Manitoba is under a snowfall warning, including the city of Winnipeg. Environment Canada said a Colorado low is poised to affect southern Manitoba and Winnipeg over the weekend, as the storm system is expected to bring 20 to 30 centimetres of snow.

The weather service expects the snow will start this afternoon over southwest portions of Manitoba and spread east throughout the night. Snow will be heavy at times, and by Saturday morning most of the areas covered by a snowfall warnings will see falling snow.

Snow is expected to be the heaviest during the day Saturday, with areas near the Turtle Mountains and east of Riding Mountain National Park receiving as much as 40 centimetres.

The combination of heavy snow and winds in the 30 km/h range will likely produce near-zero visibility at times. Environment Canada warns motorists should be prepared for very poor driving conditions across southern Manitoba.

Snow is expected to taper off Saturday night.

RCMP Cpl. Miles Hiebert said drivers should use caution and reduce their speed on roadways. If possible, he said to avoid any unnecessary travel during bad weather.

"Caution will be the word of the day," Hiebert said.

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Jian Ghomeshi trial: Lucy DeCoutere emailed accused after alleged assault that she wanted to have s3x with him

Lucy DeCoutere emailed Jian Ghomeshi hours after an alleged assault saying she wanted to have sex with him, and sent him a handwritten letter days ... Full story

Julian Assange claims 'vindication' after UN report Video

LONDON -- A United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying ... Full story

BlackBerry lays off employees in Waterloo, Ont., and Sunrise, Florida

BlackBerry is laying off an unspecified "small number" of employees in Waterloo, Ont., where the company is headquartered and in Sunrise, Florida. The company has ... Full story

Canada keeping 'eyes open' while lifting some of its economic sanctions against Iran

The Canadian government is lifting some of its economic sanctions against Iran, as it moves to re-engage with the foreign nation.Stephane Dion, Canada's minister of ... Full story

Kayla Bourque, convicted animal killer granted unsupervised outings

A Vancouver woman convicted of abusing and killing family pets has been granted unescorted outings into the community.Kayla Bourque, 26, will be allowed two-hour excursions ... Full story

RCMP request thousands of DNA samples in Manitoba murder case

RCMP are asking men in a remote Manitoba First Nation to provide police with DNA samples in an effort to solve the murder of an ... Full story

Winnipeg man now facing manslaughter charges after woman pushed out of moving vehicle

A Winnipeg man who was arrested after allegedly pushing a woman out of a moving vehicle in August 2014 is now facing two additional charges, ... Full story

Jian Ghomeshi trial: Lucy DeCoutere sent letter and emails to accused after alleged assault

Complainant Lucy DeCoutere sent Jian Ghomeshi a love letter and a sexual email just days after a date where she alleges he slapped and choked ... Full story

Cameron Conrad, terminally ill man returns home to Nova Scotia

 A Nova Scotia man’s dying wish has been fulfilled thanks to the generosity of thousands of people from across the country.Cameron Conrad returned home on ... Full story

Jian Ghomeshi trial: Defence lawyer asks Lucy DeCoutere about emails sent after alleged assault

Defence lawyer Marie Henein is continuing her cross-examination of actress Lucy DeCoutere at Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial this morning in Toronto after ending Thursday's ... Full story

Cab Driver Dragged By Car As Toronto Anti-Uber Protest Turns Dangerous

In a shocking scene caught on video, a Toronto taxi driver was dragged more than 20 metres while confronting a driver he alleges was working for ... Full story

Rate this article


Featured author

Will Fletcher

Breaking News

1 dead after fire at Parkdale apartment building

One person has been pronounced dead after a fire at an apartment building in Parkdale, according to Toronto paramedics. The fire at 149 Jameson Ave. was ...

Drake, Rihanna spotted work, work, working in Toronto

Drake and Rihanna were spotted work, work, working outside the Real Jerk restaurant in Riverdale hot on the heels of the release of Work, the ...

It's a toss-up: how coin flips and chance can decide elections

After all the door-knocking, campaigning, speeches and votes, sometimes the outcome of an election can come down to the flick of a thumb and the tumble of a ...

CBC Forum: When should courts and police be allowed to take your DNA?

An Ontario man convicted of animal abuse has been ordered to give a DNA sample in case he commits crimes in the future. Justice Micheline Rawlins ...

CBC Forum: When should courts and police be allowed to take your DNA?

An Ontario man convicted of animal abuse has been ordered to give a DNA sample in case he commits crimes in the future. Justice Micheline Rawlins ...

Seniors' home had some kind of fire plan, Tory says

Toronto Mayor John Tory says it is "very disconcerting" a relatively small fire at an east-end seniors' apartment building fire took so many lives, but said ...

Single winning ticket sold for $60M Lotto Max jackpot

There is one winning ticket for the $60-million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. It was purchased in the Owen Sound, Ont., area. Thirty-three ...

Survivors of deadly bobsled track accident 'severely traumatized,' Calgary police say

Two teenagers are dead and six injured after attempting to use their own sled on the luge/bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park, according to Calgary ...

Man charged in Georgian Bay snowmobile fatality

Provincial police say a man is dead and another man has been charged with impaired driving after a snowmobiling accident on Georgian Bay in Tay Township. ...

DNA order in animal abuse case sparks privacy debate

A southern Ontario man admits he bound a dog's snout, neck and legs with electrical tape and left it for dead behind a shopping centre ...