A Montana Low is making its presence felt across southern Manitoba Wednesday afternoon, with deteriorating conditions quickly worsening throughout the region.

Snow began in Winnipeg around Noon, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) sent out a notice warning of possible home care delays for both Wednesday and Thursday. "Every effort will be made to maintain existing schedules," the WRHA says in the statement. "However, some weather-related delays or cancellations may be inevitable." Clients who would like to cancel or postpone their visits can contact their case coordinator or nurse, or the after-hours service line at 204.788.8331.

In a release sent out Tuesday morning, the City of Winnipeg says crews are ready and prepared for the snowfall. It reminds motorists to drive according to conditions, and that the annual winter route parking ban is in effect. There is no parking between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. on streets designated as winter routes. The City says that those parked in violation may be ticketed and towed to a compound.

Afternoon/evening cancellations and closures for Wednesday, March 6

  • Blumenort Mennonite Church in Rosetwon, Man. - clubs and groups cancelled
  • Portage la Prairie School Division - all buses cancelled
  • Winkler Sommerfeld Church - Adult Bible study cancelled
  • Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morden - Midweek Lent service cancelled
  • Zion Mennonite Church Schanzenfeld - Awana cancelled

Highway closures

A number of highways have been closed and more are likely to be added. To see the latest list of closures go to https://www.manitoba511.ca/map