Poor visibility and slippery sections on highways across south Sask

February 13, 2013 - 8:33am
Snowy street in Regina February 2013. Adriana Christianson/CJME
Snowy street in Regina February 2013. Adriana Christianson/CJME

Snow is already causing problems on roads and highways across southern Saskatchewan Wednesday morning.

Around Regina we can expect to get between six to eight centimetres or about three inches throughout the day.

News Talk Radio listeners are texting in to warn people about bad conditions on highways across the province.

The Highway Hotline is warning against travel around Swift Current on Highway 37 between Shaunavon and Gull Lake. As of 7:30 a.m. the road conditions around Regina, Wynyard and Saskatoon had reduced visibility, swirling and drifting snow and slippery conditions while other areas also reported icy and slippery sections with loose and swirling snow.

Drivers in the area are also reporting several highways around Saskatoon and Regina are snow covered and slippery with bad visibility.

A man in Regina saw a van crash into a semi in the east near Victoria Ave and Prince of Wales drive.

We are also hearing initial reports about an accident on Highway 33 between Richardson and Kronau Saskatchewan.

Another listener says highway one east of Regina is snow covered with bad visibility.

If you see conditions other drivers should know about call our news room at 546-6397 or text to 306-306 when it’s safe to stop and use your phone.

Edited by CJME’s Adriana Christianson