Blast of early winter cripples southern Manitoba

Blizzard warning posted in North Dakota amid fall snowstorm

Blizzard warning posted in North Dakota amid fall snowstorm

"In other cases, we are seeing the storm break poles and damage the hardware that holds up our wires".

After Alberta received a shot of heavy snow earlier this week, Manitoba is next in line for a significant dumping of the white stuff. One (0.3 meter) to 2 feet (0.6 meters) of snow was expected to accumulate with winds gusting up to 65 miles per hour (105 kph).

Thousands of homes and businesses in Manitoba were without power Friday as a severe snow storm blanketed southern parts of the province, knocking down trees, shutting down highways and forcing school closures.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said it saw several multi-vehicle crashes as the weather conditions deteriorated.

Heavy, wet snow started falling Thursday to make driving a sloppy, slippery mess.

Because temperatures will be very marginal -- near or just above freezing -a wide range in accumulations are likely with elevation having a significant impact. The storm could bring 60 miles per hour winds and additional snowfall between nine and 18 inches. "Travel will be extremely risky to impossible during the height of the storm", said Gillham.

The city is advising Winnipeggers to avoid all non-essential travel inside the city. There is higher confidence in snowfall totals in communities west of Winnipeg. At this point, Sunday will be the most ideal day to travel as quieter weather moves in.

Outside the city as much as 50 cm more could fall before the storm is over. More rain would only add to the flooding concerns, which prompted local states of emergency for some communities in the last few months. The Weather Channel reports that this year, however, the forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts unseasonably warm temperatures for the next two weeks, which could impede the color-changing process.

In a news release, Hydro's director of corporate communications, Scott Powell called the storm a major weather event.

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