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Winnipeg sees first big dump of snow for the season

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Snow slows down Thursday morning commute in Winnipeg
Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba got its first major blast of Winter Wednesday and early Thursday. According for Environment Canada, nearly 9 cm of snow fell in the city – Nov 29, 2018

Winnipeggers woke up to a blanket of snow over the city Thursday morning.

The city saw its first significant snowfall overnight on Wednesday, according to Environment Canada.

Winnipeg received 9 to 11 cm according to Environment and Climate Chance Canada as of Thursday morning. This is the largest snowfall in the city since March 14, 2018 when Winnipeg registered 14.4 cm of snow.

Snow plows were out clearing the heavily packed streets as early as 3:30 AM.

Many of the city’s main routes have been plowed, but drivers are still being advised to plan extra time to get to work.

Some Winnipeg transit buses are running about half an hour behind schedule, the City confirmed.

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Here is the complete list of snowfall totals released by Environment and Climate Change Canada as of 11 AM.

  • Woodlands: 14 cm
  • Brandon: 10-13 cm
  • Winnipeg: 9-11 cm
  • Great Falls: 10 cm
  • Morden: 6-10 cm
  • McCreary: 7 cm
  • Portage la Prairie: 7 cm
  •  Carberry: 7 cm
  • Shoal Lake: 7 cm
  • Wasagaming: 6 cm
  • Pinawa: 6 cm
  • Strathclair: 6 cm
  • Deerwood: 5 cm
  • Carman: 5 cm
  • Dauphin: 5 cm
  • Gretna: 4 cm
  • Morris: 4 cm
  • Miami: 4 cm
  • Sprague: 2 cm

People on social media caught the sights and sounds of the season.

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