The Manitoba RCMP continually assessed highway conditions overnight and continue to monitor this morning. Anticipated widespread highway closures across southern Manitoba were not required as originally anticipated.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure is advising Manitobans to take precautions and prepare for a major spring blizzard expected to impact southern and central Manitoba starting today.
Starting Monday, a mix of rain and snow, with potentially significant amounts, is on tap for the Red River Valley eastward to the Ontario border, according to Environment Canada.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure advises the province’s snow removal crews are equipped and ready for clearing of Manitoba’s highways in response to blizzard warnings in place for parts of the province.
Manitoba Infrastructure advises provincial snow removal crews are equipped and prepared to clear Manitoba’s highways in response to the snowfall forecasted for parts of the province.
A special weather statement has been issued for Steinbach and southern Manitoba stating that heavy snow and strong winds can be expected in the coming days as an Alberta clipper moves across the Prairies Monday night. Cold weather is expected starting Wednesday.
Environment Canada is reporting that southeastern Manitoba, including Steinbach, Hanover, Niverville and Grunthal, will experience bitterly cold temperatures into the new year.
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre has released the 2021 Fall Conditions Report that indicates soil moisture levels at the time of freeze-up are below normal in most Manitoba basins.
With cold weather conditions expected in parts of the province as early as Sunday, Nov. 21, Manitoba Health and Seniors Care is reminding individuals about health concerns related to colder temperatures. Exposure to cold can result in health problems such as frostbite or hypothermia, which can be life-threatening.
The City of Steinbach would like to remind residents that they play an important role in snow clearing activities and safety. As the winter season is upon us, the city is offering up some helpful reminders to the public so that operations work smoothly.