Don’t put away those shovels yet. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for southern Manitoba.
Heavy snow is expected to fall over eastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba Friday, with 10 to 15 centimetres expected by the evening.
An Alberta Clipper is moving across the prairies with heavy snow falling to the east and north of the track, Environment Canada said.
The heavy snow started falling Friday morning over central and eastern Saskatchewan and has already moved into the Westman area in Manitoba. It will then push into the Red River Valley later Friday morning.
A northwest wind is expected to reach 50 km/h, which will contribute to reduced visibilities in the area.
Surrounding areas, such as Winnipeg, can expect five to 10 centimetres of snow during this time.
“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions,” Environment Canada said. “Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.”
Snowfall warning for:
- Steinbach, St. Adolphe, Emerson. Vita. Richer
Digging out of December
This has been the snowiest December George Kuryk has ever seen.
“I’m 83-years-old and I have to keep on shoveling this stuff,” he said. “I wish it wouldn’t come.”
The snow has been piling up on his street and onto his driveway.
“We need more room to get the cars in,” he said.
“I’m sure the kids who cross country ski and go skating — this is their stuff, but those days are gone.”
Some city services have been delayed due to the snow, including garbage and recycling that’s been delayed by a day in some areas.
“They were supposed to come Wednesday but they came Thursday. And I was worried the plow was going to come knock them,” Kuryk said.
Residential street clearing is on track to be done tomorrow, but that’s if there’s not too much more of the white stuff.
“Depending on how much more snow we get, we’re going to need to adjust our operation to adjust the main routes as well,” said Ken Allen with the public works department.
Those plows are filling up the four city snow dumps fast. The one on Kenaston Boulevard has been closed because it’s full.