Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Highways, City of Winnipeg Hit Hard by High Winds and Blowing Snow

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Highways, City of Winnipeg Hit Hard by High Winds and Blowing Snow

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High winds, blowing snow in Manitoba

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba is being hit with high winds and blowing snow that are crippling everything from mail delivery to highway travel and airline flights.

Wind gusts of up to 90 km/h are kicking up piles of snow already blanketing the province, creating whiteout conditions and delaying flights out of Winnipeg.

Manitoba RCMP say there were more than 30 collisions by mid-morning and Environment Canada issued a blizzard and cold warning.

Major highways, including the Trans-Canada, are closed although most border crossings to the United States remain open.

The Winnipeg zoo -- home to a number of hardy polar bears used to arctic temperatures -- has even closed its doors due to the weather.

Canada Post says some customers may not receive mail today because the snow is making delivery difficult. …

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