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Blowing snow and bitter cold force road closures around Manitoba

Blowing snow has forced the closure of various highways early Wednesday.
Blowing snow has forced the closure of various highways early Wednesday. 511 Manitoba

A blast of snow and bitterly cold temperatures are triggering some closures around Manitoba Wednesday.

An extreme cold warning has been issued all of Manitoba, expect for Sprague and extreme southwestern part of the province.

Numerous road closures were reported throughout the early hours of Wednesday, but those have since reopened. However, many roads remain partly covered and numerous texters are telling 680 CJOB that rural roads and highways are in rough shape.

There are several reports of cars in the ditch around the perimeter highway.

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While the Canadian side of Hwy. 75 is open, the American side is not.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol posted some photos and video of the poor visibility in the Red River Valley.

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The cold weather is expected to continue through Wednesday and into Thursday.

The latest school closures can be found here.

For more up to date information on road conditions, visit the province’s website.