Fender benders in city as snow, ice stage brief but intense takeover of southern Saskatchewan

The sanding and ice maintenance crews were out at about 3:30 this morning in the Queen City, as an expected ice and snow storm covered the city’s streets in time for the morning commute.

The city of Regina had their own issues with snow and ice this morning.

The city’s manager of roadway seasonal operations Tyler Bien talked about what happened, and why it was so icy.  

“So when we get an earlier snowstorm like this, we do have warmth in the ground, which holds the warmth in the pavement so when that snow initially falls, it melts right away, and then it’s covered up with more snow,” Bien said. “So then you have that layer of ice with more snow on top of it.”

The Regina Police Service said they had 12 collisions reported to them as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, with person taken to hospital. Bien had some advice for motorists.

“Take your time, plan your routes, plan how you’re going to get to and from work, leave extra time, leave extra time, take it slow,” he said “If you’re unsure of travelling on icy roads or wanting to drive on that, maybe try public transport.”

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