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Violent winter storm causes havoc on Prairies

WINNIPEG, Man. -- More than 1,000 accidents were reported as a fierce winter storm lashed much of southern Saskatch...


WINNIPEG, Man. — More than 1,000 accidents were reported as a fierce winter storm lashed much of southern Saskatchewan and southeastern Manitoba.

Winds up to 100 km/hr blasted through Saskatchewan while Manitoba received 10 cm of snow. At least one person was killed as a result of the storm. Ice buildup on rutted roads was causing vehicles to cross into the wrong lanes, police report.

A travel warning was issued for southern Manitoba. Environment Canada spokesman, Jay Anderson told media it may be one of the heaviest first snowfalls ever in Manitoba.


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