An impending Colorado low has led the City of Winnipeg to close a number of facilities and cancel some city services.
The spring storm is expected to drop up to 40 centimetres of snow across the city over the next couple of days. That will be combined with strong northerly winds gusting 60-70 km/h giving zero visibility at times in snow and blowing snow. This will affect a variety of city services including:
311 Customer Service counters
The Customer Service front counter located at the Susan A. Thompson Building, 510 Main St., as well as the Bilingual Customer Service Centre, located at 170 Goulet St., are closed to in-person service effective Wednesday, April 13 until further notice.
4R Winnipeg Depots
The Brady Road Resource Management Facility and all three 4R Depots will be closed on Wednesday, April 13 until further notice.
Recycling & garbage collection
Garbage and waste collection is suspended on Wednesday, April 13. Residents whose collection day is Wednesday are advised to not put their carts out for collection.
Indoor pools and Fitness & Leisure Centres
All City indoor pools, fitness and leisure centres, and arenas will be closed and all City-run recreation programming cancelled effective Wednesday, April 13, 2022 until further notice. Impacted customers will automatically be refunded a credit on their account.
All libraries will be closed and programming cancelled effective Wednesday, April 13, 2022 until further notice.
Winnipeg Transit is anticipating service impacts during the forecasted blizzard. Passengers are advised to check updated schedules on Navigo prior to travelling and are advised not all regularly scheduled buses may run. Any significant Winnipeg Transit service impacts will be communicated via the @winnipegtransit Twitter account, and information about any potential detours will be posted to the Winnipeg Transit Service Advisories page and the @transitalerts Twitter account.
Snow clearing & ice control operations
A major, city-wide snow clearing operation is anticipated to begin overnight. Crews will clear streets, sidewalks, and active transportation paths based on the priority system, beginning with Priority 1 (P1); regional streets, major routes, priority active transportation routes and adjacent sidewalks and active transportation paths; followed by Priority 2 (P2); bus routes, collector streets and adjacent sidewalks and active transportation paths.
It’s anticipated that crews will likely plow and re-plow the P1 and P2 streets and sidewalks as required to keep snow routes open and passable as the forecasted snow continues over the next couple of days.
An Extended Snow Route Parking Ban is also in effect starting Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 12 a.m. (midnight when Wednesday turns to Thursday), until further notice. While in effect, the Extended Snow Route Parking Ban prohibits parking on snow routes between midnight and 7 a.m.