Environment and Climate Change Canada is warning that we're not done with the blizzard weather in Manitoba.
A winter storm watch went into effect early Monday morning as the City of Portage la Prairie, as well as many surrounding rural municipalities, could see some significant snowfall and some northerly winds, causing zero visibility in some spots.
A Colorado low is heading to Minnesota Tuesday night, bringing a heavy swath of snow. That system is expected to hit southern Manitoba late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning. Travel throughout the province will likely not be recommended on Wednesday as some areas could see winds between 70 and 90 kilometres per hour with 30 to 50 centimetres of snow. Western Manitoba and the western Red River Valley could see 80 centimetres. Much of the same is possible for Thursday.
Environment and Climate Change Canada says, "Do not plan to travel - this storm has the potential to be the worst blizzard in decades. Stock up on needed supplies and medications now. Power outages are likely, rural areas in particular should be prepared for extended outages."
Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.