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Snow-clogged roads slow drivers

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Driving conditions throughout southern Manitoba are just plain brutal this morning.

Manitoba Highways is reporting that roads are snow-packed and snow-covered, with reduced visibility in many areas.

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In Winnipeg, main roads are covered with snow that’s slowly turning to mounds of slush as morning drivers head to work. Side streets have heavy snow, and motorists should take extra time to clean the snow off their cars and then scrape the ice underneath.

Southern Manitoba got 10 to 15 centimetres of snow overnight and another five centimetres is expected today. The eastern slopes of Riding Mountain National Park could receive another 10 cm of snow.

So far, snow has not forced any highways to close, but portions of some highways remain closed today because of overland flooding:
Highway 201 south of Morris is closed to all but local traffic for 17.9 kilometres east of Highway 31;
Highway 238 is closed in the vicinity of Lockport;
Highway 350 10 km south of MacGregor is closed to all but local traffic for the next 18 km;
Highway 564 is local traffic only from Bradwardine to Highway 21;
Courchaine Road is closed from Highway 200 to Turnbull Drive, except for emergency vehicles; and
Highway 622 is closed to all but local traffic from highway 311 into Niverville.

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