The calendar may say April, but it’s looking more like Christmas in parts of the province Wednesday morning thanks to a dump of snow from a low-pressure weather system.
The western edge of Manitoba is under a snowfall warning.
The southwest has 10 to 20 centimetres forecast due to a low-pressure system tracking northward from the Canada-U.S. border up to Duck Mountain, CBC meteorologist John Sauder says.
Northwest Manitoba is expected to get 15 to 20 centimetres starting Wednesday.
Shoal Lake and Russell were already getting snowfall and slippery conditions Wednesday morning.
Parts of Highway 16, 83 and 45, north, south and east of Russell, are closed as a result of weather conditions.
Many roads west of Portage la Prairie are partially covered in ice and/or snow, while blowing snow is causing poor visibility as well, said David Trainer, a spokesperson with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.
Crews have been out clearing roads since Wednesday morning.
Though the forecast calls for above-zero temperatures Wednesday, Winnipeg could see close to 10 centimetres starting Thursday as rain changes to snow, Sauder said.
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