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Winter of 2018 not yet done with Prairies as heavy snow blankets region

Nico Boyd ducks under some heavily snow laden tress as makes her way to school along a Dromore Avenue sidewalk in Winnipeg on Monday, March 5, 2018. Roads and schools are closed in a number of areas across southern and central areas of Manitoba and Saskatchewan thanks to a widespread weather system that's dumped several centimetres of snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
March 05, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Roads and schools are closed in a number of areas across southern and central areas of Manitoba and Saskatchewan thanks to a widespread weather system that's dumped several centimetres of snow.

What's known as a Colorado low has dropped upwards of 30 centimetres on southern Manitoba, with Winnipeg getting about half that amount so far.

The storm has already dumped upwards of 20 centimetres on Regina, but Environment Canada says the largest volume appears to be in corridor from Indian Head to Wynyard.

The snow is continuing to fall and it's causing problems for responders who are dealing with stuck vehicles, power outages and other troubles.

A number of flights in to and out of Winnipeg were cancelled Monday morning due to the weather, although airport officials say they're trying to keep on schedule.

Some highways in both provinces were closed due to hazardous driving conditions and many school divisions have either cancelled classes for the day or have scrubbed bus service.

Alberta was hit by heavy snow earlier in the weekend, creating treacherous conditions on highways and slow-going on streets in cities and towns.

A number of communities across the Prairies have now imposed parking bans to help crews clear snow. (CJME, CTV Winnipeg, The Canadian Press)

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