Snowplows are out in full force in Winnipeg this morning as crews work to clean up the first significant dump of snow.

The City of Winnipeg says in a press release Friday morning that "A major, city-wide snow-clearing operation is in progress."

Crews have begun by clearing major streets first but are also working to clear sidewalks, active transportation pathways, and back lanes based on the priority system.

The City is urging motorists to drive to conditions and to use extreme caution when driving near heavy equipment.

While there is a lot of snow to deal with the City has not yet put any parking bans in place to help crews deal with the clean up. 

Residents are reminded that there are no winter parking bans in effect at this time. The City recently did away with the annual snow route parking ban, which used to begin on December 1, and have replaced it with the annual winter route parking ban, which can begin any time after November 1. However, the City has not elected to put it in place, yet.

Many motorists have reported poor driving conditions throughout the city on Friday morning.

Snow is expected to end this morning, but high winds will continue throughout the day.