UPDATE: All snowfall warnings mentioned in this story have now ended.
Old man winter is returning to parts of Saskatchewan. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the province’s northern grainbelt.
Heavy snow began falling overnight Monday in areas of east-central Saskatchewan due to a storm system that is moving across southern Manitoba.
As of 9 a.m. CT Tuesday, between five and 10 centimetres of snow had fallen from North Battleford and Meadow Lake through to Hudson Bay.
By 3:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, Hudson Bay had reported 25 centimetres of snow and Spiritwood approximately 12 centimetres.
Bullseye of heavier snow north/west of Prince Albert where 15-20cm has fallen: https://t.co/QC71qsVmXB #yxe #skstorm pic.twitter广州桑拿网/GjvEShyz8f
— Peter Quinlan (@PQuinlanGlobal) March 15, 2016
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The snow will continue over much of the grainbelt tonight, gradually tapering off overnight and Wednesday morning.
Further accumulations up to 5 centimetres are possible in areas north of Saskatoon, as well as in the Hudson Bay area, with lesser amounts elsewhere.
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Officials are warning drivers to be prepared for deteriorating travel conditions as the rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult and visibility may be suddenly reduced at times due to the heavy snow. Check with the Saskatchewan highway hotline for the latest travel conditions.
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Snowfall warning ended for:
Prince Albert – Shellbrook – Spiritwood – Duck LakeHudson Bay – Porcupine PlainLa Ronge – Prince Albert Nat. Park – Narrow Hills Prov. ParkPelican Narrows – Cumberland House – Creighton