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Continuing blizzard conditions make driving hazardous

Winter is continuing to pack a punch in southwestern Manitoba.

Visibility is down to zero in some parts of the highway. So far, winter persists.

Mountains of snow in towns and along fence lines or on roadsides are interesting. The white sculptures are beautiful, but blizzard conditions have made driving hazardous. Falling snow, ground drifting and even rain two weeks ago, have prevailed on and off since late February.

Today, March 10, the temperature is in the -20s with wind chill in the -35 range. In these cold conditions wind driven snow has created hard drifts on southwest Manitoba roads.

Tonight, there’s a 60 per cent chance of snow with a -23 low. Tomorrow, winds are predicted up to 50 kms/hr. A good time to stay off the roads, if you can.

March is a month of change and sure enough, we can expect +5 by Tuesday, March 16, according to Environment Canada.

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