November 29, 2016 9:32 am
Updated: November 29, 2016 12:44 pm

Wet snow makes for another slippery drive Tuesday

Car in ditch near Headingley, Man., Tuesday morning .

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WINNIPEG — Drivers beware, it’s another wet and slippery commute Tuesday.

A pile of wet snow started falling in the city around 4 a.m., and the roads are going to be very slushy throughout the day.

According to Environment Canada, Winnipeg received 7.4 millimetres of precipitation Monday. On Tuesday five centimetres of snow is expected to fall, with the temperature right above the freezing mark.

West of Winnipeg should be getting it much worse: there’s a snowfall warning in effect for southwestern Manitoba, where 20-30 centimetres can be expected by the end of the day Wednesday.

School and bus cancellations

Inwood School in the Lakeshore School Division is closed Tuesday due to poor driving conditions. All staff and students are being told to stay home.


Around 8 a.m., a semi-trailer jackknifed on Highway 1, blocking both westbound lanes and tying up traffic.

Semi blocks traffic on Highway 1, west of Elie, Man.

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Around 8 a.m., there was also a collision on Highway 9, near Petersfield, Man. The highway is closed in both directions in the area and drivers must detour to Highway 8.

Within city limits there were seveal crashes. Around 10:30 a.m., a truck drove into a railroad crossing sing on McPhillips Street.


With files from 680 CJOB

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