Thousands still without power after snow storm hammers Manitoba

Clay Curtis
October 15, 2019

The utility's website indicated that by early Sunday morning almost 39,000 customers, including some 5,000 in Winnipeg, remained without power, and that it couldn't say exactly when the lights and heat would be turned back on.

Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings across the entire southern part of the province, advising that as much as 50 centimetres of snow could fall in some areas.

Erika Kenner, who ranches with her parents in Leeds, North Dakota, said she felt helpless Friday as she was unable to check on the family's herd of several hundred cows due to deep, drifting snow. He urged those in emotional distress to reach out for help.

Petersen said his out-of-town employees made it to work, but they said the roads were snow-covered and slushy.

The October storm dumped more than a foot of snow on Bismarck, the state capital.

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In Fargo, North Dakota, the homecoming parade was cancelled a day ahead of time at North Dakota State University, where its top-ranked Football Championship Subdivision team was set to play Saturday inside the warm confines of the Fargodome.

On Wednesday, Denver experienced bright, sunny, nearly summer-like weather with 83 degree temperatures. Cities in central North Dakota were projected to see three to 10 inches of snow, while up to 18 inches could accumulate in northern cities, the NWS said.

Some forecasters are calling the storm a "potentially historic October winter storm" in the making.

The storm left 32,000 customers without power in Washington state Wednesday.

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