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Snowy, sloppy streets challenge Winnipeg drivers

Another overnight snowfall means another day of difficult driving conditions in southern Manitoba.
More fresh snow left Winnipeg streets messy again on Friday. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

Another overnight snowfall means another day of difficult driving conditions in southern Manitoba.

Streets and highways are messy and loaded with loose, slippery snow. Some other places, including the Perimeter Highway around Winnipeg, are partly snow covered but dangerous due to swirling snow kicked up by passing vehicles.

A travel advisory remains in effect on the Trans-Canada Highway betweenHeadingley and Elie after a crash Thursday night claimed the life of a 59-year-old Winnipeg man.

The man was in a car that collided with a semi-trailer just before 8:30 p.m.

A 54-year-old woman who was the passenger in the car was rushed to hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Three separate weather systems brought all of the fresh snow to southern Manitoba over the past two days.

The first came through Wednesday afternoon and evening, followed by the second on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

The third arrived late Thursday afternoon and carried through the night.

Snowfall amounts since March 5
Pinawa20 cm
Rivers19 cm
Hodgson19 cm
Narcisse17 cm
Wasagaming16 cm
Dauphin15 cm
Stony Mountain14 cm
Winnipeg14 cm
Brandon10 cm
Portage la Prairie9 cm
SOURCE: Environment Canada