Photo: Collision on Highway 16 near Highway 21 – Maidstone RCMP
Saskatchewan RCMP is warning drivers in Saskatchewan to use extra caution this weekend as highways are icy in sections. Over the past two days, Maidstone RCMP has been responding to collisions in that regions of the province where road conditions have been very poor.
On Saturday around 11:00 a.m., RCMP, EMS and Fire responded to a roll over west of Maidstone the Highway 21 junction to Unity.
A single vehicle apparently lost control and rolled into the median. A woman was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. Highway 16 Eastbound was restricted to one lane for approx 1 hour and at one point blocked for the vehicle to be removed safely.
On Friday around 10:00 AM, Maidstone RCMP, EMS and Fire responded to a 3-vehicle collision where a smaller sedan passed a slower moving vehicle and lost control. The sedan ended up coming to a stop in the driving lane while a third vehicle was forced to hit the ditch. Nobody was seriously injured in this collision.
Highway 16 Westbound was restricted to one lane for approx 1 hour. There have been other reports of vehicles losing control and being stuck in the ditch.
In the meantime, Saskatoon Police are urging motorists to use caution when heading out on the streets of Saskatoon and area. A
Many of the streets have not been cleaned which has created unfavourable driving conditions.
Motorists are advised to adjust their driving and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations.