The forecast called for a light snowstorm, but drivers in Saskatoon faced heavy traffic on slippery city streets Tuesday.
Between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saskatoon police dealt with 14 crashes — including five over the noon hour.
During that time, 650 CKOM reporters spotted at least three vehicles that had spun out on Idylwyld Drive north near Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge.
There was also an SUV that came to a stop up an embankment off Circle Drive north near Warman Road.
In a news release, police said drivers should prepare for worsening road conditions.
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Witnesses told 650 CKOM a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at 25th Street and 4th Avenue downtown. As of 12:30 p.m., traffic was restricted in the area.
There is no word on the condition of the pedestrian.
Police said additional snowfall in the morning resulted in slippery streets.
Drivers on highways feeding into and out of the city also noted slippery conditions.
Police are asking drivers to reduce their speed, allow more space between vehicles and expect to take more time to get to their destination.
According to Environment Canada, the periods of light snow in Saskatoon are expected to end near midnight.