The treacherous weather conditions have resulted in travel not recommended advisories being issued for a number of highways in the southeast corner of the province.
As of 5:34 p.m., the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure had issued advisories for Highway 13 from Stoughton to the Manitoba border, Highway 18 from the north junction with Highway 9 to the Manitoba border, Highway 361 from the junction with Highway 47 to the Manitoba border, all of Highway 318, all of Highway 8 through southeast Saskatchewan, and Highway 9 from the east junction with Highway 18 to the Trans-Canada Highway.
At 5:40 p.m., travel not recommended advisories were issued for Highway 13 from Weyburn to Stoughton, Highway 35 from Weyburn to the Canada-U.S. border, and Highway 39 from Weyburn to Midale.
But at 7:26 p.m., the travel recommended advisories that remained were for Highway 13 from Weyburn to Stoughton, Highway 35 from Weyburn to the Canada-U.S. border, Highway 39 from Weyburn to Midale, Highway 361 from the junction with Highway 47 to the junction with Highway 9, and Highway 8 north of Redvers. .
The ministry notes that these highways are ice-covered.
The highways with travel not recommended statuses lifted still have winter conditions present.
Closer to Estevan, travel not recommended advisories have yet to be issued, but winter conditions do exist, as they are wet or subject to freezing, have fog patches, and/or have icy or slippery sections.
The system has been bringing rain, freezing rain and strong winds to the Estevan area Sunday. The precipitation is expected to change to snow later this evening, with strong winds creating blowing snow. The precipitation is expected to stop and the winds are expected to ease Monday afternoon, but cold temperatures will be left in the storm’s wake.
The Mercury will have more details as they become available.
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