April 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Updated: April 14, 2018 7:55 pm

White out delays Winnipeg Jets playoff trip to Sunday

A worker tries to clear snow and ice from the Metro Government Center Plaza station as the snow picked up in downtown Minneapolis Saturday, April 14, 2018. The National Weather Service predicts 9 to 15 inches of snow across a large swath of southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities before it's all over. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP

The Winnipeg Jets returned to Winnipeg from Duluth, Minnesota, due to a snow storm hitting the Twin Cities Saturday.

Their new plan is to depart Sunday morning for Minneapolis.

A Jets spokesperson said the team was in Duluth, Minnesota earlier Saturday after their flight got diverted. Duluth is more than a two-hour drive to Minneapolis.

A tweet later in the day on Saturday confirmed the Jets had returned to Winnipeg and plan to make the trip again Sunday morning.

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The team is scheduled to play the Minnesota Wild in the third game of the playoff series Sunday at 6 p.m.

The Jets have won the first two games.

Multiple flights to and from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport have been cancelled Saturday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, a blizzard warning is in effect over the Twin Cities.

“This is shaping up to be a historic storm. Please stay off the roads if possible, especially in southern Minnesota. Several rounds of very heavy snow will continue through this afternoon into this evening,” reads the report.

Total snow accumulations of eight to 15 inches are expected. The blizzard warning is expected to be in effect until Sunday morning at 7 a.m.

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