WINNIPEG – Drivers starting off the work week had to deal with slippery and slushy conditions on the Monday morning commute.
Several crashes were reported to the 680 CJOB Traffic Centre and there were at least two bus cancellations.
Highway 3 was closed outside of the Perimeter Highway just after 8:00 a.m. following a crash in that area. It re-opened just after 9:30 a.m.
Winnipeg Transit said their service was experiencing delays due to the road conditions.
However, Environment Canada’s senior climatologist Dave Phillips tells 680 CJOB it is shaping up to be a pretty good week for the city.
“We will end the month on some, again, warmer temperatures than you should expect for this time of year,” Phillips said. ”
Southwestern Manitoba, on the other hand, will just get snow – and lots of it.
20 to 30 centimetres of the white stuff is expected to fall right up until Wednesday night, along with some freezing drizzle.
“This weather maker is very slow motion,” Phillips said. “It used to snow or rain on Monday and it would be over on a Monday and now it snows on a Monday and it’s over on Wednesday.”
Snowfall warnings and advisories have been issued by Environment Canada for areas in the southwest corner of the province.