Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Southern Saskatchewan, Manitoba under Winter Storm warning:Environment Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Southern Saskatchewan, Manitoba under Winter Storm warning:Environment Canada

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Prairies blasted by winter weather

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REGINA - It's a frigid, snowy weekend across the Prairies as snowstorms blow from province to province.

Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for much of southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, while much of Alberta continues to dig out from snow that hit late in the week.

Forecasters are predicting heavy, blowing snow for Winnipeg, which could see up to 15 centimetres Saturday and an additional 10 to 20 centimetres overnight.

It snowed most of Friday in Regina, which remains under a winter storm watch, with up to 30 centimetres of snow expected to fall.

RCMP in Saskatchewan warned drivers to be particularly cautious following a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway in the province's southwest on Saturday that left two people dead and reduced the highway to one-lane for part of the afternoon.

Police say they believe the crash happened when a car attempted to turn in front of a semi. Although they weren't directly linking the crash to the weather, they warned that blowing snow throughout central and southern Saskatchewan meant motorists must travel with "extreme care."

Saskatoon was under a snowfall warning for much of Saturday, but the warning was ended in the afternoon. …

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