Wednesday wind, snow make for tricky driving around Winnipeg

A fresh layer of snow combined with a blowing snow advisory made for treacherous driving around Winnipeg Wednesday.

Google Traffic showed road conditions to be difficult at best.

Traffic conditions in Winnipeg at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.

Manitoba Highways 7 , 8 , and 9 leaving Winnipeg, as well as the Perimeter were all listed as “partly snow covered”.

Traffic alerts posted on social media showed issues across the city, including parts of downtown, St. Boniface, Fort Garry and Polo Park.

Global News weather specialist Mike Koncan said things could get worse heading into the evening.

“As low pressure moves away and high pressure settles over Manitoba, very strong winds are likely,” he said.

Gusts around southern Manitoba will likely reach 60 or 70 km/h into Wednesday evening and reduce visibility on the roads due to blowing snow.

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