WINNIPEG - Snow and blowing snow is causing poor visibility and difficult driving conditions in and around Winnipeg.
Some highways and schools have been closed because of the bad weather.
Environment Canada has issued a blizzard warning for areas near the international border. Conditions are expected to improve Friday morning as winds weaken.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. If you become stranded in a vehicle do not leave. The vehicle offers a form of protection from the cold. A single person walking through the snow is harder to find than a stranded car or truck.
Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.