It was a snowy Boxing Day for Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
A prairie snowstorm has blanketed much of the region, closing a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway and causing flight delays and cancellations.
A powerful low pressure system that developed in Colorado on Christmas Day and moved northeast towards Minnesota early on Boxing Day bringing heavy snow and blizzard conditions to portions of southeast Saskatchewan.
Regina received about 11 centimetres of snow while Estevan got 17.
The weather office says heavy blowing and drifting snow made it difficult to measure the exact amount of snow, but in Saskatoon, close to 15 centimetres was recorded.
Highway 11 between Saskatoon and Regina was often snow-covered with drifting snow.
The City of Winnipeg — parts of which got a dumping of more than 30-centimetres — asked people to limit their travel to essential trips only.
Still, major shopping malls in Winnipeg and Regina tweeted they were open for business for Boxing Day sales.