April 25, 2014 10:25 am

Fog advisory issued for southwestern Manitoba

It's a foggy morning in southwestern Manitoba, as it was in this photo taken near Carman, Man., in March.

Submitted by: Billy Dudek

WINNIPEG – Southwestern Manitoba experienced near-zero visibility fog across widespread areas early Friday morning.

Environment Canada issued a fog advisory for an area ranging from the western limits of Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan border and from Dauphin, Man., to the U.S. border shortly after 5 a.m. It ended just after 9 a.m.

“Near zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring,” the advisory said.

As snow and rain tapered off overnight, leaving moist surface conditions, temperatures dropped, creating widespread fog, the weather agency said.

The fog dissipated later Friday morning as the temperature rose.

Drivers were advised to be prepared for areas of near-zero visibility.

Brandon, Carberry, Treherne, Dauphin, Roblin, Winnipegosis, Killarney, Pilot Mound, Manitou, Melita, Boissevain, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Minnedosa, Neepawa, Russell, Riding Mountain National Park, Morden, Winkler, Altona, Emerson, Morris, Portage la Prairie, Headlingley, Brunkild, Carman, Ste. Rose du Lac, McCreary, Alonsa, Gladstone, Virden and Souris were all under the advisory.

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