Heavy snowfall affects travel conditions along central Manitoba-Ontario border

Environment Canada meteorologists warned communities in central Manitoba to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions due to a low pressure system tracking eastward into northwestern Ontario on Sunday.

Environment Canada issued snowfall warning, with 10 to 20 centimetres expected by Sunday night

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for two central regions at the edge of the Manitoba-Ontario border. (Environment Canada/Screenshot)

Travellers in Manitoba were warned Sunday to watch out for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

A snowfall warning was in effect for two central regions near the Manitoba-Ontario border, including the communities of:

  • Poplar River.
  • Island Lake.
  • Red Sucker Lake.
  • Oxford House and Gods Lake.

Environment Canada advised people in the area to prepare for risky travel conditions due to a low pressure system tracking eastward into northwestern Ontario on Sunday.

A total of 10 to 20 centimetres of snow was expected to fall.

Visibility may be reduced at times due to heavy snow.

The system was expected to gradually move out of the region later Sunday night.

Highway 1 closure

The southern part of the province also experienced difficult winter weather.

Wind from the northwest at 50 km/h gusting 70 km/h created blowing snow around Brandon, Winnipeg and surrounding areas.

A section of Highway 1 was closed due to poor winter driving conditions, the province's online road map said. The highway reopened early Monday morning.

Closure gates and message signs may not be present, Manitoba 511 warns.

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