January 12, 2017 8:33 am
Updated: January 12, 2017 2:45 pm

Extreme cold and blowing snow for many parts of Manitoba, including Winnipeg

WATCH: The blowing snow and freezing weather is causing a treacherous commute in Winnipeg Thursday morning.


WINNIPEG – It’s a cold and windy morning in Manitoba.

Most of the province is under an extreme cold warning Thursday including Winnipeg, Winkler, Morden, Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach, Dauphin, Beausejour, Selkirk, Killarney, Lynn Lake, Minnedosa, Thompson and many others.

Winnipeg, Beausejour, Winkler, Morden, Headingley, Portage la Prairie and Steinbach, among others, are also under a blizzard warning.

RELATED: School and road closures in Manitoba, Thursday morning

According to Environment Canada, a fast moving cold front swept across Saskatchewan overnight Wednesday. It moved into Manitoba Thursday morning, bringing with it blowing snow and extreme wind chills dipping into the -40 C to -45 C range.

WATCH: Blowing snow on Perimeter Highway causing poor driving conditions

Environment Canada is reminding people to dress warm and in layers.

The province also wants to remind people that because of the blowing snow advisories, many roads and highways across Manitoba are hard to navigate.

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