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Winter storm warning lifted for Winnipeg: Environment Canada

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The City of Winnipeg is no longer under a winter storm warning.

Environment Canada officially lifted the warning for the city Thursday at 3 p.m.

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The weather agency says another two to 10 centimetres are expected in the south today — but it has issued snowfall warnings for central Manitoba where five to 15 centimetres are forecast.

Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba have been under winter storm and blizzard warnings since Tuesday as a spring storm brought heavy snow combined with strong winds over the last two days.

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Environment Canada had forecasted between 10 to 20 cm of snow to fall by Thursday morning in southern Manitoba, while earlier blizzard warnings for a section of southeastern Saskatchewan were lifted late Wednesday.

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Preliminary provincial estimates suggest 15 to 35 centimetres has already fallen in much of southern Manitoba and the Interlake and Parklands regions, while some other areas received up to 50 centimetres.

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The weather agency said as of Thursday morning Winnipeg had received 25 cm of snow.

North winds gusting 40-60 km/h were expected for Winnipeg during the day Thursday, dropping to 30-50 km/h from the northwest through the night, according to Environment Canada’s forecast.

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A number of highway closures remained in effect in southern Manitoba Thursday afternoon, including much of the Trans-Canada Highway from Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan border.

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For an updated list of road conditions and closures, visit manitoba511.ca.

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Environment Canada said conditions should begin to improve on Friday, with winds tapering off and the heaviest snow moving into northern Ontario.

The province says temperatures are expected to remain near freezing in most locations until next week, which will delay melting and runoff

— with files from The Canadian Press

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