Snowplows will hit major Winnipeg streets at 7 p.m. to deal with the white stuff that began falling at 6 a.m. this morning.
About 300 pieces of equipment will be employed to clear snow from major city streets, bus routes and feeder streets, the city said in a statement.
A snow-route parking ban will also go into effect at midnight and remain in effect until 7 a.m. Vehicles parked in violation of the ban will receive a $100 ticket and may be towed, the city warned.
Meanwhile, provincial officials said their 317 pieces of snow-clearning equipment -- including 10 new truck plows and six loaders -- are ready to clear 19,000 km of provincial roads if necessary.
Officials remind motorists to drive according to road conditions and use caution when passing snow-clearing equipment and sanding trucks.