Colorado low rocking southeast Saskatchewan

Winter has come back with a vengeance on the prairies.

The southeast part of the province began feeling the effects of the Colorado low with 10 cm of snow last night in the Estevan area accompanied by wind speeds of 50 km/hr.

Kayla Bilous from Environment Canada says the snowfall in the southeast region will likely last until Friday with a possible accumulation of 30-40 cm of snow.

Wind speeds are expected to increase today according to Bilous, who noted the area will be facing reduced visibility on Wednesday.

The Regina area will also feel the impact of the Colorado low, with the possibility of 25 cm of snow being accumulated in the Regina region over the next couple of days said Bilous. She pointed out Regina could see up to 10 cm of snow during the day on Wednesday, followed by another 5-10 cm of snow during Wednesday evening and then an additional 5 cm of snow on Thursday.

Blowing snow could also become an issue within the Regina area with wind speeds expected to be between 40-60 km/hr over the next couple of days.

If you are planning to travel in the southeast, you are advised to take a look at the highway hotline for an updated list of road conditions.

RCMP in Manitoba have closed all major highways in southern Manitoba due to the blizzard.

Bellegarde School and Buses are cancelled today and Thursday due to the blizzard.

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