It’s been a stressful and snowy Thanksgiving weekend for Manitobans in the southwest of the province, as a wild and destructive Manitoba snowstorm has been devastating the region since Wednesday. Tens of thousands are facing the prospect of yet another day without power.\nAccording to Global News, as of yesterday, the province and the capital city have both officially declared a state of emergency.\nAs the Thanksgiving long-weekend draws to a close, officials have confirmed that it will take several more days to restore power in some of the areas that have been impacted by the snowstorm. Thousands of Manitobans and local businesses have been without power since Friday, October 11.\nAccording to CBC News, First Nations leaders have also predicted that up to 5,000 people will also need to be evacuated on Monday, as communities in the area continue to suffer without any heating or power.\nThe state of emergency declared by the province allows Manitoba Hydro to ask neighbouring power utilities in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Minnesota for help getting services restored.\nWhen you need fresh rosemary for your Thanksgiving dinner and you know it’s in your garden under there somewhere. #mbstorm pic.twitter.com/p1IU2poJ9Y— Heather Hinam (@SecondNatureMB) October 13, 2019\nHappy Thanksgiving weekend fellow Canadians😫#mbstorm pic.twitter.com/3uSBgoFJvf— Michelle (@_mrs_jk) October 12, 2019\nYou're invited over for Thanksgiving dinner.... Don't worry, there's plenty of room! 😂🍗 #mbstorm pic.twitter.com/eOBp0iXkBv— Suzanne Pothe (@Spothe) October 12, 2019\nWho doesn’t love to shovel snow on Thanksgiving weekend 🙄.... #mbstorm pic.twitter.com/EfgeccxbHR— Kelly Tiller (@Kelly_Tiller) October 12, 2019\nManitoba residents have been taking to social media throughout the long-weekend to share photos and videos of the unseasonally heavy snow. Despite the terrible weather conditions in the region, locals have still been taking to Twitter to share what they are thankful for.\nOne Twitter user wrote, “Hour 45 with no power. Landlord says it will be two to three more days. It's the same temperature in my apartment as it is outside, and I'm so grateful that I have somewhere to be for Thanksgiving."\nAnother added, “Huge shoutout to Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Roads, Manitoba RCMP and others for all the hard work you're doing to try to make life normal again after this storm. We are thankful for YOU this Thanksgiving weekend!"\nHour 45 with no power. Landlord says it will be two to three more days. It's the same temperature in my apartment as it is outside, and I'm so grateful that I have somewhere to be for Thanksgiving. #mbstorm— Liz Kessler (@E_Kess) October 13, 2019\nHuge shoutout to @manitobahydro, @MBGovRoads, @rcmpmb and others for all the hard work you're doing to try to make life normal again after this storm.We are thankful for YOU this Thanksgiving weekend! #mbstorm @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/YeEM8z0Suc— Kyle Brittain (@KyleTWN) October 13, 2019\nThank you #mbhydro. Unbelievable how many people onsite at the transmission line in Portage to restore power this Thanksgiving Weekend. #mboutage #mbstorm #PortagelaPrairie Your efforts on this wet cold day away from your families is greatly appreciated. pic.twitter.com/ezBsNpIQRf— KB (@trophywifekim) October 13, 2019\nHappy Thanksgiving Canada!My thoughts are with the tens of thousands in Manitoba still without electricity after #mbstorm a few days ago.I’m thankful for the people giving up time with their families to restore the power, clear the roads, and clean up fallen trees.— Accounting dad (@DrinkinginJapan) October 13, 2019\nThanksgiving is all about being thankful and this year I am extremely thankful for all the workers out in this #mbstorm A simple thank you is never enough for the countless hours you spend away from your family!— Jessica McIntosh (@musicneedsahero) October 13, 2019\nWhile October snow in Manitoba is not entirely unheard of, this extremely heavy snow arrived considerably earlier than usual and has brought unexpectedly harsh conditions.\nThe heavy, sticky snow started pummelling the province as early as Wednesday and refused to ease-off into the weekend. According to the Toronto Star, more than a quarter-million people have lost power since the storm began, as the treacherous conditions brought down trees and power lines.\nMy parents front door view in Belmont this morning 🤦♀️ #mbstorm . Holy cow pic.twitter.com/u2Qdflp0fG— Shauna G (@ShaunaRaeG33) October 12, 2019\nThis person gets the day off... #mbstorm @cstclair1 @weathernetwork #winnipeg pic.twitter.com/1M1LvRxCf8— MattCundill - #Voiceovers 🎤 #Podcast (@MattCundill) October 11, 2019\nDrift in my backyard #mbstorm pic.twitter.com/Gp2usXt0dH— Heide (@THeide86) October 13, 2019\nOntario Premier Doug Ford tweeted to say that his province was ready to help Manitoba wherever possible. He wrote, “Our government has reached out to Premier Pallister to offer our full support in whatever capacity is needed."\nAndrew Scheer also tweeted his support to the province, writing, “My thoughts are with all of the families who are affected by the snowstorms in Manitoba.”\nThe Prime Minister added, “We’re thinking of everyone in Manitoba still dealing with storm damage. Please stay safe, listen to your local authorities, and avoid fallen power lines.”\nOntario stands ready to provide any assistance that the people of Manitoba may need during this challenging time. Our government has reached out to Premier @BrianPallister to offer our full support in whatever capacity is needed. https://t.co/LKo6flMrFT— Doug Ford (@fordnation) October 13, 2019\nMy thoughts are with all of the families who are affected by the snowstorms in Manitoba. Canada's Conservatives are committed to ensuring Indigenous communities have the energy infrastructure needed to maintain essential services.— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) October 14, 2019\nWe’re thinking of everyone in Manitoba still dealing with storm damage. Please stay safe, listen to your local authorities, and avoid fallen power lines. Thanks to the crews who’ve been working hard to plow roads, help people, and get electricity back up.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 14, 2019\nEnvironment Canada advised Manitoba residents to stay indoors whenever possible and to avoid travelling in areas with snowy and slippery road conditions.\nKeep safe, Manitoba!\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.