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Heavy Snowfalls Are Making Many Schools Across Manitoba Shutdown

Snowfalls are common in Manitoba during the winter. However, sometimes heavy storms can cause a mess of things.

Heavy snowfall started hitting southern Manitoba on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. In the beginning, it wasn’t affecting the overall daily lives of the citizens, but as snowfall continued through Thursday and Friday morning, it began to accumulate on streets and sidewalks. The snowfall got harsher as the wind began to carry even more snow onto the highways, making it difficult for cars to pass through.

This eventually led to highway closures due to poor driving conditions, icy roads and poor visibility. Some school divisions across southern Manitoba, like Fort La Bosse School Division and the Rolling River School Division, have shut down due to the enormous amounts of snow that are present. Moreover, school buses have been cancelled in many schools.

The heavy fall is believed to have left more than fifteen centimetres of snow and a range from twenty to thirty centimetres of accumulated snow in the southern areas. What is very distressing is the fact that this weekend, the weather will fall back to chilly temperatures as high as negative seven and as low as negative twenty-three.

“Winter is actually starting, and all of this snow, I feel like it’s some kind of a comeback after everyone was talking about how this winter is very ordinary and not that bad….hopefully, future snowfalls won’t be worse than this one.” commented a Manitoban when asked about her opinion on this topic.


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural

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