The snowstorm that hit us Wednesday may have moved on to other areas, but the remnants of the event can still be found everywhere. According to Environment Canada, 11.6 cm of snow fell in Portage.

The Portage School Division will not be running buses today and Pine Creek Division has closed all schools for the day. The Trans-Canada highway between Headingley and Elie has closed late yesterday afternoon but reopened this morning just before 7 a.m. Many highways in the area were also still closed until 10:30 a.m.. 

Highway 1, from Saskatchewan Border to Brandon
Highway 5, from Saskatchewan Border to Dauphin
Highway 5, from Ochre River to McCreary
Highway 5, from Highway 2 to Highway 1 (between Carberry and Glenboro)
Highway 10, from Cowan to Dauphin
Highway 10, from Moon Lake to Minnedosa
Highway 16, from Minnedosa to Highway 83
Highway 21, from Shoal Lake to Highway 259
Highway 42, from Shoal Lake to St. Lazare
Highway 45, from Highway 10 to Russell
Highway 83, from Miniota to San Clara

Traveling in the city of Portage is also a little dicey early this morning. While most of the main routes have seen some sort of cleaning, many still contain drifts here and there that could be tough for small cars to navigate. Some side streets appear to be impassable unless driving a larger vehicle.

Things are expected to improve dramatically this morning. Light flurries are still possible this morning and the wind will be light by this afternoon.

highway 305Highway 305 between Long Plain and Portage early this morning
highway 2Near the Delahunt Golf Course east of Treherne on highway 2 around 5 a.m.