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Truckers wait at Pembina Crossing for Interstate to reopen

Highway 75 at Emerson Border in Manitoba

A significant blizzard has been impacting the Northern Plains and parts of Manitoba. While Manitoba did see some highway closures on Thursday, for the most part, Manitoba missed the brunt of the storm. Above you can see truckers waiting on southbound highway 75. Why? Because I-29 up to Fargo, ND is still closed!

Weather summary for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 5:36 p.m. CDT Thursday 14 March 2019. A strong low pressure system in the Plains States brought heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions to southeastern Manitoba. Strong winds creating snow drifts and blowing snow make measuring snowfall amounts challenging. The following is a summary of weather event information received by Environment Canada. Summary of snowfall amounts in centimeters: Woodridge: 20 St. Labre: 20 Rennie: 15 West Hawk Lake: 10 Piney: 10 La Broquerie: 10 Emerson: 10 Sprague: 8 Morden: 8 Landmark: 8 Pinawa: 7 Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/PASPC

Highway closures (in red) for North Dakota as of 9:40pm CDT

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