Manitoba Under Days Long Snowstorm
Due to the blizzard conditions, several elective and non-urgent surgeries which were scheduled for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, have been postponed.
The storm started making its way into the province on Tuesday night and is making its presence feel even more with the passing hours. Manitoba meteorologist, John Sauder said, “The heavy band of snow that’s over southern Manitoba right now is giving us a snowfall rate of about five centimetres per hour.”
Power outages have been reported. The storm is speculated to continue track northward into Manitoba’s Interlake region and more outages are expected.
Due to the blizzard conditions, several elective and non-urgent surgeries which were scheduled for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, have been postponed. This decision has been made in order to maintain essential health services and to reduce non-urgent patient travel during the storm.
There will be near-zero visibility in most of the Western Manitoba by the afternoon. According to Environment Canada forecast, blizzard is expected to ease back on Thursday, but blowing snow and gusty winds will still be an issue.