Blowing snow results in dangerous commute in southern Saskatchewan, more snow expected

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 10:49 AM -

Drivers faced a dicey commute in southern Saskatchewan Wednesday morning as snow and blowing snow resulted in numerous collisions.

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"Travel is not recommended on #1 Hwy in the Regina and Moose Jaw areas this morning with reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow," the Saskatchewan Highway Hotline posted on their Facebook page early Wednesday.

The Highways Ministry issued a number of advisories warning drivers to check the hotline and avoid any unnecessary travel.

Less than 5 cm of snow accumulated, but that was enough to cause slick road conditions and poor visibility.

"A series of lows will bring on and off snow to the Prairies over the next 48 hours," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani. "Generally 5-10 cm is expected with locally higher amounts."

"The snow will continue to push east into Winnipeg throughout the day Wednesday, but another blast could impact the evening commute in southern Saskatchewan," adds Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "So again, drivers will need to prepare for slick roads and changing conditions."

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