Storm buries Manitoba town with 65 cm of snow

Winnipeggers should consider themselves lucky after a storm system dumped about 27 centimetres of snow on the city through the weekend.

Winnipeggers should consider themselves lucky after a storm system dumped about 27 centimetres of snow on the city through the weekend.

The same system covered the community of Mafeking, north of Swan River in west-central Manitoba, with 65 centimetres.

Naomi Unger, who runs Mafeking Gas and Groceries, said there has been a lot of talk about the weather, including a lot of colourful language that can't be printed.

"All kinds of words you can imagine. But some love it. Some just love to get out there, in their four-by-fours and spin around," she said.

The province is now clear of weather warnings as the system has weakened and moved off into the northeast.

However, some of southern Manitoba will see additional flakes Monday morning.

Snowfall amounts in Manitoba
Mafeking 65 cm
Ashern 40-60
Swan River 40
Portage la Prairie 37
Dauphin 33
Baldur 33
Holland 32
Gilbert Plains 25-35
Pilot Mound 30
Roblin 24
Winnipeg 27
St. Claude 22
Brandon 20
Deloraine 20
Neepawa 20
Woodlands 20
Morden 14
Carman 12
Pinawa 11
Steinbach 10
Emerson 10
Landmark 10
Minnedosa 10

Areas southeast of Lake Manitoba and at the south basin of Lake Winnipeg could get two to four more centimetres as warmer air from the water creates localized bands of heavier snowfall.

Highways are also still tough to navigate this morning. Jacob Mosiondz at Manitoba Infastructure and Transportation says all highways in southern Manitoba are partly snow covered with blowing snow and slippery sections.

Crews are still plowing, salting and sanding.

The storm brought two waves of snow — one that began early Saturday then ended, making many people think the storm forecast had been wrong.

Then the second wave hit, bringing the heaviest snow Saturday night and continued through Sunday.

Winnipeg received 21 centimetres through the first 24 hours, which was the city's greatest one-day snowfall since Dec. 30-31, 2006, when 32 centimetres fell.

The city typically receives 21.4 centimetres for the entire month.

A residential parking ban has been put into place for Winnipeg, beginning Monday at 7 p.m.

You can find out when your street will be plowed by checking out the city's Know Your Zone website.

Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg on Saturday night was quiet as the snow came down. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)