UPDATE: “The worst is over” Winter Storm brings Saskatchewan poor highway conditions and high snowfall totals

Much of the western prairies were hit with a winter storm this weekend that dumped a significant amount of snow in some regions.

Monday morning Environment Canada is reporting that the worst is over, and a slow return to more normal temperatures is on the way.

All Winter Storm warnings have been dropped,  however a Snowfall Warning remains in effect early Monday morning across central Saskatchewan, where another five centimeters is possible Monday.

Environment Canada’s Dan Fulton said in Regina most of the snow melted on contact, but in the southwestern corner of the province accumulations were much higher.

“Probably we’ll see the highest totals, will be in the Cypress Hills region, totals are still coming in but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw up to 30 centimeters over there,” Fulton said.

Highway conditions were treacherous Sunday for much of the province, with slush, heavy wet snow and poor visibility a main concern.

Travel was not recommended for most roads in the southwestern part of the province, Highway 1 was also seeing “Travel not Recommended” status from Moose Jaw right to the Alberta border.

Driving conditions remain questionable at best Monday morning, the latest road reports can be found here.

Lana Eering from the Ministry of Highways says she expects conditions to remain poor for the next three to four hours. (6:45 a.m.)

“I would say for the next three or four hours, at least until our equipment operators can get out, remove the slush and treat the roads,” Eering said.

By this weekend Regina will see double digit highs once again.

The normal daytime high for September 30th is about 16C.



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