Freezing rain this morning and snow this afternoon have played havoc with Manitobans in the southern half of the province.
Manitoba Hydro reported that conditions Friday were partly to blame for flickering lights and power outages in the Fort Garry area of the city.
#mboutage Fort Garry: here's one of the reasons your power is flickering. Road salt contamination and excess moisture in the air can cause sparks like this — crews are working on it. If you're experiencing a power outage, let us know here: https://t.co/gbeF0nPIC2 pic.twitter.com/99XlcntzLV
— Manitoba Hydro (@manitobahydro) January 26, 2018
The City of Winnipeg began salting main routes, bridges and underpasses Friday morning in an effort to improve traction. Drivers were asked to drive for the conditions of the roads and slow down.
Outside the city, the RCMP reported poor conditions to the west of Winnipeg.
Our officers west of Carberry are experiencing visibility of approx 200m & even less when meeting or following vehicles. Heavy wet snow. Slush & ice on the hwys. Please slow down & turn your lights on. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/hSWQSdqheT
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) January 26, 2018
Snow is expected tonight and into Saturday across southern Manitoba with varying amounts of accumulation. In Winnipeg, the snow will amount to 2 to 4 cm overnight with blowing snow during the day on Saturday.
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