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Snowfall warnings lifted for all Saskatchewan, Manitoba, little snow expected for rest of the week

Snowfall warnings lifted Wednesday afternoon after dump of snow
Shovelling snow.

The worst of it is now over. As of late Wednesday afternoon, the snowfall warnings in effect for Flin Flon, Snow Lake, Creighton, Denare Beach and surrounding areas have been lifted.

Warnings issued by Environment Canada for northern Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba were lifted between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Other warnings across northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan have also been lifted.

As of 5 p.m. local time Wednesday, no weather alerts or warnings are active for Saskatchewan or Manitoba province-wide. The weather system largely responsible for the snowfall has made its way east, hitting parts of Ontario and Quebec Wednesday and likely to hit the Maritimes later this week.

Wednesday night's official forecast from Environment Canada for the Flin Flon area calls for light snow this evening, then cloudy conditions with no snow. Small skiffs of snow are expected Friday and Saturday overnight, with flurries expected next Monday, but no large-scale low air pressure systems like the one that caused this week's snow are expected.

The wind, which has caused poor visibility for drivers and blowing snow across the north, is also supposed to slow down starting Wednesday night, going from gusts up to 50 kilometres an hour to gusts occasionally clocking in at 15 kilometres an hour.

Throughout northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, most roads are only partially covered with snow according to provincial resources. According to the Saskatchewan Highway Hotline, part of Highway 106 (the Hanson Lake Road) between Creighton and the junction to Pelican Narrows and Highway 135 is still snow-packed with reduced visibility and drifting snow, with travel not recommended as of 5 p.m. local time.

The rest of Highway 106, from the junction to Smeaton, is fully open without warnings or advisories, aside from reduced visibility in places and some slippery or icy sections.

Manitoba Highway 10 is listed by Manitoba 511 as snow covered with poor visibility and blowing snow from Flin Flon down to Swan River, with Highway 6 seeing similar conditions as far south as St. Laurent and some road closures and detours expected.