Extreme cold weather hits Winnipeg

Global News

WINNIPEG – The freezing cold winter weather Winnipeggers have been waiting for is finally here.

Saturday morning was -24C and felt like -38 with the wind chill. Winds will be gusting at about 50 km/h throughout the day.

Overnight temperatures could drop to a low of -35C and with extreme wind chill feel like -45, according to Environment Canada.

Due to the cold temperatures, heavy winds and snow drifting, garbage collection will be slower than normal.  The city says crews working will need to take frequent breaks and may need extra time to pull carts out and over the snow in neighbourhoods with manual collection.

The city is currently working on clearing and sanding streets full of snow and ice. Operations began at midnight on Friday.

Only the regular Snow Route Parking effect remains in effect, meaning parking is not allowed between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on streets with “Snow Route”…

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