(Cover photo: posted to Twitter by Taylor Muzyka, @taymuzyka, Agronomist with Cargill in North Sask./Cut Knife, Saskatchewan)
You’ll need to brush off the car AND brush-up on your winter driving techniques.
Three-to-five centimeters of snow came down Wednesday nightt in the Regina area and more is expected throughout the day.
Jason Knight with Environment Canada says snowfall records have been broken in many parts of the province – from the southwest to central regions.
Knight says cold north winds are actually contributing to wind-chill values which makes this brisk weather feel even colder.
He says while Regina bore some of the brunt of this weather system, Saskatoon actually broke some snowfall records for this time of the year.
The Bridge City received about 20 centimeters by midnight.
Knight says this could break a 100-year old record of snowfall for this time of year.
However, he says flurries will persist and we likely won’t see a warming trend until later in the weekend.
In the meantime, the Highway Hotline says most of the highways have loose, drifting and swirling snow.
Many of the highways are subject to freezing, and with the snow and windy conditions overnight, travel is not recommended on many of the highways around Regina.
Winter-like conditions likely contributed to an accident Wednesday night just before midnight on Highway 1 near Herbert.
Morse RCMP Detachment was dispatched to a 2-vehicle motor vehicle collision involving a jack-knifed semi blocking the east-bound lane of Highway 1 between Rush Lake and Herbert.
A tow wrecker was been dispatched to the scene from Regina and arrived around 3:00am