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Plows to hit Winnipeg streets overnight

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A man cycles through heavy snow on Grosvenor Avenue in River Heights Wednesday morning.

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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.

The latest information on road conditions in Winnipeg and across Manitoba is available at mb511.ca and or by calling 511 (toll-free), or by following the Twitter account @MBGovRoads.

Officials remind motorists to drive according to road conditions and use caution when passing snow-clearing equipment and sanding trucks.

 

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