Provincial Snowplows Ready for Forecasted Heavy Snowfall

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Manitoba Infrastructure advises provincial snow removal crews are equipped and prepared to clear Manitoba’s highways in response to the upcoming snowfall forecasted for parts of the province starting Monday evening.

The province is currently monitoring and inspecting highway conditions in preparation to deploy its heavy equipment fleet that includes approximately 340 truck plows, de-icing equipment and motor graders.

The province maintains the 19,000-kilometre highway system to provide safe and timely travel throughout the province during the winter season.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning and is predicting 10 to 15 centimetres of snow in the Winnipeg region and parts of southern Manitoba, and more than 20 cm of snowfall in the Parkland region.

Manitoba Infrastructure cautions travellers should always check Manitoba 511 for current road conditions prior to making the decision to travel. While 511 is updated regularly by the provincial road patrol, conditions can change in a matter of minutes.