Blizzard conditions in southeast Saskatchewan are making for some tough travel already this week.
Environment Canada says an intense low pressure system tracking northward from North Dakota into southern Manitoba has brought the snow and strong winds to regions of southeast Saskatchewan.
Meteorologist Justin Shaer says the heaviest snowfall Monday was east and northeast of Regina.
And Shaer says expect more of this to today.
“The winds are going to be increasing to about 70 km/hr,”said Shaer. “The visibilities are going to be dropping right back down. So it’s going to be reduced vibisilities in the blowing snow – so the blizzard conditions are staying.”
Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility.
Shaer says the Yorkton, Weyburn, Estevan and Regina areas all saw blowing snow, low visibility and freezing temperatures Monday, but he says Tuesday will be about the high wind gusts.
“It’s not going to be as much falling snow Tuesday,” said Shaer. “There’s going to be snow nonetheless and the winds are going to be a bit stronger than what we saw yesterday.”
There’s even more bad news – freezing temperatures are expected Wednesday and for the rest of the week..
Cold air is going to settle and bitter wind chillds are expected to top off this late winter storm.
Highways remain bad Tuesday in Saskatchewan:
Check your travel route often at Highway Hotline.
And If you’re planning to take a flight today, better check first.
The Regina airport is reporting many outbound flights have been cancelled Tuesday morning.
As well, inbound flights from Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton have either been cancelled or delayed.