The latest blast of winter has hit southern Saskatchewan hard.
Constant snow fall and billowing winds have gripped the region, making driving on area roadways and highways near impossible at times.
Take your time today – I'm sure these 3 drivers who slid off Dewdney Ave just now will agree. That roadway is down to one lane between Courtney & Pinkie. Check the @SKGovHwyHotline for all other road conditions. #snowday #safetyfirst pic.twitter.com/IcEm29uvkU
— The GTH (@GTHSask) March 5, 2018
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Morning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada in Saskatoon John Paul Cragg said the greater Regina area has been slammed.
- Snowfall warning remains in effect for Regina with another 10 plus cm’s expected Monday
- Regina Police responding to several snowstorm caused collisions
- Snowfall also wreaking havoc at Regina International Airport
“The first area of precipitation moved through Regina on Saturday, and it didn’t snow all that much,” he said. “Probably only about five centimetres.
“And then you had the snow associated with the second area of low pressure and that was Sunday night into Monday. All together, about 25 centimetres of snow, though it will vary around the city.”
Cragg points out southern Saskatchewan isn’t the only area feeling the wrath of Mother Nature, noting the Prince Albert & Saskatoon areas have received similar amounts of snow as well.
However, there is some good news as it pertains to this storm.
Cragg says judging by projections and latest data, it looks to be on it’s way out.
“The snow storm is tapering off,” he said. “It will continue tapering off over the course of the day around Regina and move out of the province through the day tomorrow.”
Cragg says we’re not quite in the clear yet, as there is more snow on the way over the next 36 hours, about 10-15 centimetres worth.