Highway 75 from Morris to US border closed as winds gust to 70 km/h

Highway 75 from Morris to US border closed as winds gust to 70 km/h

February 24, 2019

Southeast Manitoba is under a blowing snow advisory as Saturday’s light snow overnight now gusts through the air at up to 70 km/h.

The province closed Highway 75 from Morris to the US border due to poor visibility, and other highways such as highways 59, 15, 6, 5, 26 and the Trans Canada were reported to be bare with blowing snow and poor visibility.

Other highways into Winnipeg were reported the same with fair visibility.

“Blowing snow driven by northerly winds gusting to 70 km/h developed overnight as a cold front blasted through the Red River Valley and southeast Manitoba,” said Environment and Climate Change Canada.

“While visibility won’t be affected greatly inside built-up areas, poor to at times near-zero visibility can be expected in the open countryside through much of the day Sunday.

“Conditions will improve late Sunday as winds diminish.”

Temperatures will fall to about -21C Sunday with wind chills at -29 for the morning and -36 in the afternoon.

Winnipeg crews are on the streets to clean up drifting snow.

Travel is not recommended on the highways if it can be avoided.

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