Saskatoon police have issued a travel advisory for the city warning drivers about slippery streets.
On Friday morning, a snowstorm began tracking into the city. Environment Canada issued a blowing snow advisory, with reduced visibility in some areas, for most of the day. That ended around 3:30 p.m.
Officers responded to seven minor collisions before noon. No injuries were reported.
Two crashes were reported at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16. 650 CKOM also received photos of the scene of a semi crash at Circle Drive and 22nd Street West around 11:30 a.m.
Police later confirmed a northbound semi jackknifed on Circle Drive, hitting and knocking down a light standard.
There were no injuries and no other vehicles involved, but traffic was reduced to one lane in both directions for a few hours.
Saskatoon police weren’t immune to the danger out on the road.
An officer responded to a three-vehicle crash on Cornish Road around 1:30 p.m.
After the investigation, the officer and one of the drivers were waiting inside the patrol car for a tow truck when the cruiser was hit by another vehicle.
No one was injured.
The driver who hit the patrol car was charged with driving at a greater speed than is reasonable or safe.
People are advised to lower their speeds, leave more space between themselves and the vehicle in front and allow more time to get to their destination.
City crews were expected to be out working on high-priority roads throughout the day.