Regina drivers are having a tough time remembering winter driving habits as the first snow of the winter started overnight with no sign of it letting up anytime soon.
Regina police say between midnight and 5 PM, there have been 31 motor vehicle collisions in the city with only two resulting in injuries. One was a vehicle-pedestrian accident on the 900 block of Retallack where injuries suffered could be serious in nature.
Police are reminding drivers to reduce speed on most roadways as streets are slick; allow more time to stop; don’t follow too closely and to clear all snow from your vehicle so that you can be seen and that you can see everything around you.
With day time highs around zero in Regina and Moose Jaw, Environment Canada’s John Paul Cragg says streets could become even more icy as the day progresses.
“The ground is still fairly warm and we could see some melting and some ice accumulation because of that on the roads. So the snow gets packed down and it becomes pretty slippery,” Cragg said.
“Driving conditions across the province thanks to the snow will continue to be fairly poor,” Cragg added.
With wind gusts not surpassing the 40 km/h mark, Cragg says viability should remain fair to good.
On the highways, winter conditions remain in effect for most of Saskatchewan.
Between 4-5 centimeters of snow had fallen on Regina as of 7 AM Wednesday morning.
In the meantime, Regina Police received 29 reports of accidents around the city, two with injuries by late afternoon Wednesday