Southeastern Saskatchewan is digging out Tuesday morning after a serious blast of winter.
“We’ve got reports of at least a foot, probably a bit more than a foot in some areas,” Environment Canada’s Dan Fulton said.
“If you’re under those heavier bands, you are digging out from a lot of snow.”
The snow began flying Sunday night and the winter storm or blizzard warnings were still in effect for many communities Tuesday morning.
“It looks as though – looking at the latest radar imagery – it’s starting to weaken so I expect we’ll see those warnings lifted later this morning,” Fulton said.
“The winds will still be pretty gusty but we won’t have the falling snow accompanying them so I expect things will gradually improve as the day goes on.”
Estevan at a standstill
By 1 p.m. Monday, Estevan received a reported 25 cm.
That brought the city to a halt.
“Our parking lot is almost full for the trucking and the town is too slow now because of the wind and blowing snow,” said Nazir, who was working at a Husky truck stop Monday night.
“It’s really bad. You can’t see too far. Maybe a few hundred metres, but not too far.”
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