Motorists in western Saskatchewan had to deal with treacherous road conditions Tuesday night.
And it’s expected to be the same into Wednesday morning — until this weather system moves out.
RCMP in Maidstone, Kindersley and Rosetown urged drivers to slow down overnight. Icy, slippery sections and reduced visibility were the norms for motorists.
Bryan Van Wilgenburg with Environment Canada says this system should hang around for most of the day.
“It’s not moving very quickly,” Van Wilgenburg said. “It will slide across the south of the prairies throughout the day with a little more snow expected. Then it should push into Manitoba.”
Van Wilgenburg wsays about 2 centimetres has come down so far, and we can expect a bit more on Wednesday.
He says however, it’s the snow on relatively warm roads which will cause drivers headaches.
“Anytime you have temperatures rising and falling, you end up with some melting, if there is salt on the roads,” Van Wilgenburg said. “The water on the roads can refreeze. Exhaust drippings can also lead to black ice.”
Temperatures on Wedneday should stay just below zero, which will make for slippery intersections and sidewalks.