Despite it being early October, many parts of Canada are seeing a flurry of winter conditions — the worst of which are in Manitoba.
Now, much of Manitoba, including Winnipeg, is seeing blizzard-like snowfalls. Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning as parts of southern Manitoba are pummeled with snow.
The weather agency says that parts of Manitoba have already received between 20 to 40 cm of snow, with an additional 20 cm expected over the next 12 hours.
The snowfall is also accompanied by very strong winds, with gusts between 80 to 100 km/h.
“Travelling will remain difficult if not near impossible into Saturday as the heavy accumulating snow, strong winds, and temperatures near zero result in treacherous conditions,” says Environment Canada’s website.
“The combination of heavy, wet snow and strong winds will likely result in more downed trees and power lines.”
Here’s a closer look at Manitoba’s winter storm:
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Traffic is backed up and barely moving on Bishop Grandin between Waverly and Pembina. Visibility is low on city roads but much worse on the Perimeter Hwy. Get home safely my fellow Winnipeggers ❤️ #mbstorm #MBwx #winnipegweather @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/dE3Fk7v4zl
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Well I woke up to this! The storm here in #Winnipeg is not letting up should be even more of a blizzard by tonight!! The snow is so heavy with moisture it’s downing trees all over the city, power outages, & driving is horrible! Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Canada! #winnipegweather pic.twitter.com/LIvS1mAjgA
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#mbstorm Fisher River. Its bad out there. I made it home from work after an early closure due to the weather. Casualties of the storm by my house. Stay safe out there folks. #poweroutage out here too. Hope we get power soon. pic.twitter.com/OgAqFVqOwz
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