A nasty March storm tore through much of Manitoba, closing roads and schools across the province, Tuesday.
Blizzards, ice, and freezing rain have left many highways, including Highway 1 between Highway 21 and 5, closed on Tuesday morning. That means the busiest route in or out of Brandon is shut down until further notice.
A number of schools are expected to be shut down Tuesday. You can see the full list below.
Most highways in the western half of southern Manitoba are closed early Monday morning. See the full Manitoba Highways map here.
The closures include:
Highway 1 (Trans Canada) is closed from Highway 5 west all the way to Saskatchewan.
The Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) is closed from the Saskatchewan border to just before Portage la Prairie.
Highway 75 is open, but most of the roads west of it are closed.
There are a number of flights cancelled at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Most of the impacted flights are through WestJet. An airport spokesperson says the flights were cancelled by airlines who expected the weather in Winnipeg to be worse than it is.
You can check the list of flights here.
Winnipeg was spared the worst of the storm but some areas of the province were hit by as many as 40 cm of snow by Tuesday morning.
Much of province is still blanketed by blizzard and winter storm warnings. Conditions are expected to ease by Tuesday night.