Drivers report poor visibility, slippery conditions Tuesday morning

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March 7, 2017 - 7:46am
A car slipped up onto the divider in the eastbound lane of Circle Drive North on Tuesday morning.
Jay Thomas/650 CKOM
A car slipped up onto the divider in the eastbound lane of Circle Drive North on Tuesday morning.

With a blowing snow warning in effect Tuesday morning, drivers were experiencing tough conditions on the highways around Saskatoon.
 
Several callers reported poor visibility on Highway 16 coming into the city.
 
Near Dalmeny, about 30 kilometres north of Saskatoon, Kate Quiring said she was frustrated because she couldn't get in to Saskatoon to start her shift.
 
"There are some of us who want to go to work," she said with a chuckle.
 
But, she said the highway conditions were no laughing matter.
 
"It's a complete whiteout, you cannot see and it's blowing and swirling and you can't see the road right beside you. As you pass it, it's gone already. So you can't even turn around." 
 
No travel advisories had been issued for highways in the Saskatoon area as of 7:30 a.m. However, travel was not recommended on  roads in eastern parts of the province along the Manitoba border. 
 
Within the city, drivers were experiencing slippery conditions in some areas.
 
Environment Canada was calling for 60 km/h winds, gusting up to 80 km/h throughout the day Tuesday. The high winds were expected to be coupled with light snow and a high temperature of -12 C, with windchills make that feel well below -20 C.
 
Winds were expected to die down by Wednesday, with clear skies and colder temperatures forecast for the rest of the week.
 
 

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