N.B., Ont., Man. feeling full force of winter

A man shovels off his walkway in Winnipeg. (KRISTIN ANNABLE/QMI Agency)

A man shovels off his walkway in Winnipeg. (KRISTIN ANNABLE/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:29 AM ET

From extreme wind chill warnings to snowstorms, three provinces continued to feel the wrath of winter this weekend.

An extreme wind chill warning has been issued for most of Manitoba, and the province is expected to weather deep freeze conditions until Thursday.

"Bitter wind chills of -45 to -50 C will generally persist for the next couple of days although some locations may see the occasional reprieve as winds briefly subside," Environment Canada said Sunday. "At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 5 minutes.

New Brunswick is expected to be hit with 25 cm of snow as well as freezing rain Sunday. The same storm will drop up to 25 cm of snow and between 20 and 30 mm of rain on southwestern Nova Scotia, according to Environment Canada.

On Saturday, NB Power continued to work to restore power to approximately 16,000 customers who have been knocked off line by the most damaging series of winter storms to hit the utility in more than a decade.

At the height of the storm, more than 54,000 customers were impacted

Southern Ontario, which just experienced a few days of mild temperatures following a devastating ice storm, will feel the force of a sharp Arctic cold front that will sweep through the region Sunday evening.

Environment Canada says "snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm may be possible under the most intense squalls along with near zero visibilities," and warned motorists to be cautious on the roads since the snow squalls are expected to persist into Monday.

Hydro One and Toronto Hydro continued to work around the clock to restore power to customers affected by the original outage.

At a press conference Sunday morning, Premier Kathleen Wynne said 7,400 Toronto Hydro customers still did not have power.

 


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