03/20/2017 08:30 EDT

Churchill Blizzard Leaves Residents In 'Crisis' Without Groceries

The first blizzard lasted 59 hours.

Churchill, Man., has been hit with a second severe blizzard this month, after being forced to declare a local state of emergency two weeks ago.

The northern town is desperate for supplies — the last freight train came through three weeks ago.

"A lot of families are suffering because they have young children and they need milk," local resident Lana Bilenduke told CBC News.

"Everyone's in a crisis until we get our groceries in."

The first blizzard lasted 59 hours, including 31 hours of zero visibility and as much as 60 centimetres of snow, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.

The city's deputy mayor Shane Hutchins says it's the worst combination of snow and wind he's seen in Churchill in 50 years.

“All that wind-driven snow is like cement,” he told The Canadian Press.

The latest blizzard is set to ease up late Monday, according to Environment

With files from The Canadian Press

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