Early snowfall wreaks havoc on central Sask. highways

By 650 CKOM
September 22, 2018 - 12:15pm

The mixture of snow and rain which started to fall Friday is making for slippery highways in central Saskatchewan.

On Saturday morning, Highway Hotline began warning drivers to watch for winter conditions even going so far as to not recommend travel on Highway 4 north and south of Rosetown.

Travel is also not recommended on Highway 7 between Delisle and Fiske and on Highway 31 around Herschel.

Meanwhile, Kim Markwart said it was a harrowing drive along Highway 11 for her Saturday morning.

“We almost went in the ditch twice; it was slick, slick, slick. There were semis in the ditch every 10 minutes,” she described.

Environment Canada says up to 5 centimetres — or two inches — of snow could fall along Highway 11 alone throughout Saturday.

Highway Hotline continues to give updates as road conditions change especially where Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning.

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