Highway 39 from Estevan to Midale has been closed.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure’s Highway Hotline reported the closure at 8:41 p.m. Monday night.
Earlier, at 7:51 p.m., it reported that the west junction for the Estevan truck bypass was closed, as multiple semis were blocking Highway 39 coming off the bypass.
Police have been at the site.
Travel not recommended warnings are currently in effect for all highways surrounding Estevan, and for much of southeast Saskatchewan.
Among those affected are all of the highways – 39, 47 and 18 – in close vicinity of Estevan, with the exception of Highway 39 from Estevan to Midale, which is closed.
The advisory for Highway 18 stretches from the junction with Highway 9 to the junction with Highway 6. On Highway 39, it spans from the Canada-U.S. border to Yellow Grass.
And on Highway 47, travel is not recommended from the Canada-U.S. border to an area north of the Trans Canada Highway.
Among the other highways with travel not recommended warnings are Highway 35 from the Canada-U.S. border to Francis, Highway 350 from the Canada-U.S. border to Torquay, Highway 361 between Highways 9 and 47, Highway 9 south from the junction with Highway 18 to the Canada-U.S. border, and Highway 13 from Carlyle to the junction with Highway 6.
These highways are reporting slush, icy or slippery sections, drifting snow and poor visibility.
Highway 33 from Stoughton to Francis is among those in the province that are closed.
Other highways in the southeast report that winter conditions exist.
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