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Icy, rutted patches on Logan Avenue near Route 90 Monday. The snow clearing operation that begins tonight will clear the potentially dangerous ruts which have developed throughout the city.

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Icy, rutted patches on Logan Avenue near Route 90 Monday. The snow clearing operation that begins tonight will clear the potentially dangerous ruts which have developed throughout the city. Photo Store

As the skies clear up and the sun comes out, driving conditions are not improving.

Manitoba Highway Information Services are reporting swirling snow on Highway 3, running from the Saskatchewan border to the western border of the city. Highway 3 is listed as partly covered in snow while Highway 1, the Manitoba section of the Trans-Canada mainline, is partly snow packed.

These conditions are added to the long list of highways requiring caution that’s been growing since November.

As the new year starts, take time to get wherever you’re going. The packed snow is smooth and slippery throughout the city and surrounding highways.

The compacted snow on the streets has quickly become a slippery hazard over the holidays, but the city has scheduled grader plowing to begin at 7 p.m. tonight.

The regional network will be plowed first, followed by the collector and bus route network. Residential streets will then be assessed after the collector and bus routes are plowed.

Winnipeg is expecting to see some snowfall on Friday, and the city has yet to decide if residential clearing is needed.

In order to make this as smooth an operation as possible, the city’s Declared Snow Route Parking Ban begins at 12 a.m. Thursday.

Those parking in violation of the parking ban will receive a $100 ticket and may be towed.

The ban will continue until all snow clearing is completed.

 

History

Updated on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:25 PM CST: Fixes location in photo cutline.

3:29 PM: Adds detail about city plowing.

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