Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Snowstorm Closes Highways but Malls Still Open for Boxing Day

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Snowstorm Closes Highways but Malls Still Open for Boxing Day

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Snowstorm blankets southern Manitoba

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WINNIPEG - A prairie snowstorm that blanketed much of southern Manitoba closed highways and prompted authorities in Winnipeg to ask residents to stay home.

Environment Canada meteorologist Bryan Van Wilgenburg says depending on what part of Winnipeg you were in, anywhere between 18 and 33 centimetres fell between Christmas and Boxing Day.

Many highways in Manitoba were closed, including the Trans-Canada Highway as well as two highways that run south from Winnipeg to the U.S. border.

The City of Winnipeg asked people to limit their travel to essential trips only, noting that snow clearing was focused on keeping larger thoroughfares open for essential services.

Still, major shopping malls in Winnipeg tweeted they were open for Boxing Day sales, although some noted that stores might open later due to the weather. …

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