A blizzard warning remains in effect for Brandon and much of western Manitoba this morning.
The major storm walloped the region Monday night, with no signs of letting up. According to Environment Canada, wind gusts in excess of 90 km/hr at times has created widespread whiteout conditions, and most highways in Westman are closed.
“Conditions will begin to improve tonight over the Brandon, Dauphin, Minnedosa, and Ste. Rose regions. Further south, conditions will improve Wednesday morning when the winds finally diminish,” states Environment Canada.
Travel is “extremely hazardous” due to reduced visibility, ice-covered and snow-packed roads. Within the City of Brandon, streets are treacherous as well, with reports of many motorists getting stuck in snow drifts.