Several areas in Manitoba are under different weather warnings as a winter storm continues to impact most of the province.
For areas in the Interlake and Eastman freezing rain is expected or occurring. Environment Canada says that A few hours of freezing rain can be expected as this precipitation passes the area.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.
Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.
Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.
In western Manitoba, that area was already pummelled by freezing rain throughout Wednesday afternoon and evening. Now, much of the area is under a blizzard warning.
A cold front that tracked across southern Saskatchewan overnight has now moved into southwestern Manitoba. In its wake strong northwesterly winds in excess of 90 km/h are expected which together with falling snow will create blizzard conditions with zero visibilities in blowing snow.
Over southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba blizzard conditions are expected but will gradually improve later this morning as the snow diminishes in intensity. However, strong northwesterly winds will persist maintaining blowing snow in the region throughout the day with the blowing snow not ending until Thursday evening.