Snow makes a mess of Saskatchewan roads
Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:54 PM -
Residents across the Prairies woke up to a surprise Monday morning as snow hit the Prairies, making a mess of roadways.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for parts of southeastern Saskatchewan early Monday ahead of a slow-moving system that could bring up to 10 cm to some parts of the province, with locally higher amounts in higher elevations.
"Although much of the snow will be melting on impact, there could be a slushy coating of snow for the morning commute across most areas," EC warned.
The wintry weather started early in the morning, and it was enough to cause several fender benders.
A jack-knifed semi took out part of Highway 11 about 8 kilometres north of Craik, leaving large vehicles and semis backed up for about a kilometre.
Elsewhere in the province, a two-car collision sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries.
Authorities are warning travelers to be aware of the potential for locally heavy snow and reduced visibility along the Trans-Canada highway.
Temperatures are expected to remain on the cool side for the first half of the week.