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Easter storm hits Saskatchewan and Manitoba


Staff writers

April 9, 2012 — A strong low pressure system tracked through Saskatchewan and Manitoba this weekend -- making for a snowy Easter.

Snowfall totals in Saskatchewan through Saturday
Snowfall totals in Saskatchewan through Saturday

The system tracked northwest from Wyoming early Friday before hitting the southeast corner of Saskatchewan.

Heavy snow accumulated in several areas, including Kelvington, which saw a whopping 45 cm of snow. Porcupine Plain saw 35 cm, Wynyard saw 30, while Yorkton and Moose Jaw saw about 10 cm. Regina saw 8 cm of snow before things changed over to rain late on Friday.

Blowing snow also made for reduced visibility and treacherous driving conditions.

The storm pushed out of Saskatchewan on Saturday afternoon and tracked into northeastern Manitoba, where a snowfall warning was issued for Tadoule Lake. In addition to the heavy snow, winds gusting upwards of 50 km/h lead to whiteout conditions, and motorists were being cautioned to allow for extra time when travelling for Easter plans.

Visit the Alerts section of our website to stay up-to-date on the latest watches and warnings in your area.

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