Hanover, Seine River and Borderland School Divisions have all cancelled classes today due to blowing snow. Click here for the full list.

Visibility is reduced in open areas this morning. Environment Canada has issued a Blowing Snow Advisory for Southeastern Manitoba. Highway 52 from Labroquerie to Highway 59, and Highway 59 from Winnipeg to the US border is listed as poor visibility.

Conditions can change very quickly as winds are gusting from 50-70 km/h this morning. 

For a current list of school cancellations and road conditions, click the Space Age Kal Tire Road Report

Environment Canada issued the following report:

Blowing Snow Advisory in effect for:

  • Steinbach - St. Adolphe - Emerson - Vita - Richer

Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring in some locations with wind gusts up to 70 to 80 km/h

Strong northerly winds have developed over southern Manitoba in the wake of the departing Alberta Clipper system. These winds will combine with the fresh snow to produce widespread blowing snow. The worst conditions will likely occur on Tuesday morning.

With this blast of winter weather that has impacted the region, it is recommended that anyone who must travel on regional highways checks the road conditions before they depart and carry an emergency kit in their vehicle.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. If outside, dress warmly in layers and stay dry. Cover as much exposed skin as possible to avoid frostbite.

Blowing snow advisories are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.