Although it hasn't affected the Portage area as much as we first thought and the winter storm arrived a little late, travel in the area hasn't been easy this evening. As we get set to spring forward, it doesn't feel much like spring at all. The sun set tonight at 6:30 p.m. and as darkness set in, travel became more difficult. 

latest road report

Updated Saturday, March 11th at 7:40 p.m. - A number of highways have been closed

Highway 3 from the junction of Highway 34 south of Crystal City to Sperling

Highway 13 from Carman to Oakville

Highway 14 from Rosenfeld to the jct of Highway 3 between Morden and Winkler

Highway 23 from Morris to Swan Lake

Highway 31 from the U.S. border to Highway 3

Highway 32 from the U.S. border to Winkler

Highway 34 from the jct of Highway 3 to Holland

PR 201 from the jct of 306 to Highway 32

PR 428 from Highway 23 to Winkler

PR 432 from PR 201 to Highway 23

Blizzard Warnings continue for much of Southwestern Manitoba, as far east as the Pilot Mound and Manitou area. Snowfall Warnings continue for the Red River Valley and Southeastern Manitoba.

Snow is expected to gradually taper off this evening as the low pressure system responsible moves away from the area. Further snowfall amounts will range from 2 to 5 cm, with a further 10 cm possible along the Manitoba escarpment. Northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will continue to give poor visibility in open areas in some regions.

Blizzard conditions in southwestern Manitoba should ease this evening as the low pressure system tracks out of the forecast area.