The snow might be light and fluffy but it is causing some problems for drivers in and around Regina.
Conditions aren't great for driving on Highway 6 to Milestone, Highway 11 north to Bethune, Highway 46 and Highway 1 to Pilot Butte, and west on Highway 1 to Belle Plaine.
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A group doing a cross-country tour has some encouraging news for those of you contemplating -- or who already have -- an electric vehicle.
There are now more charging stations for you to power up at across Canada, Sun Country Highway said Wednesday in Regina.
“We’ve installed charging stations from coast-to-coast and are allowing people with electric vehicles to now travel from sea to sea across the longest, greenest highway in the world, which is the Trans-Canada Highway, emission free and free of charge,” said the group’s president and founder Kent Rathwell.
Two men lost their lives in a crash on Highway 13 about 19 kilometres east of Weyburn Tuesday night.
One was 24 and the other was 25, they were on their way to a hockey game when their truck was hit by a semi.
RCMP say there was heavy snowfall and high winds at the time, which may have contributed to the crash.
The two vehicles were trying to navigate an 'S' curve on the highway when it happened.
The two men in the semi weren't hurt.
Imagine if you could just call up a volunteer sober driver to get you, your friends and your vehicle home safely after a holiday party. That is the whole point of Operation Red Nose.
The national volunteer program started in 1984 in Quebec and expanded to other cities across Canada.
So why doesn’t it sound familiar here?
Shannon Ell is the Manager of Traffic Safety with SGI. She says the service is still new in Saskatchewan. So far it’s only offered in North Battleford, Prince Albert and for the first time in Saskatoon.
The Saskatchewan government is urging drivers to stay back and stay safe when following snow plows on provincial highways.
Since 1998, there have been 58 collisions between plows and drivers.
Last winter one of those collisions involved Clarence Hilliar who has been plowing for 20 years.
“Heading down Highway 1, traffic was fairly busy. I was plowing off some drifts in the westbound direction,” he explained. “A semi that I hadn’t seen because of the snow behind me, he decided that he was going to pass.”
A big sigh of relief after some tense moments aboard a plane that safely landed at the Regina International Airport late Tuesday afternoon.
The vice-president of operations at the airport confirms there were some mechanical problems aboard a plane. Apparently the pilot noticed an odd smell in the cockpit and notified the airport. As is its procedure, the Regina airport alerted the city's emergency services, and EMS and Fire and Protective Services responded.
If you're staying in Regina today you should be all right driving, but if you're heading out of the city things will be a bit slippery on your commute.
Despite the freezing rain overnight, the main roads in the city are fairly good for driving, it's the side roads and parking lots that will be a challenge. Sidewalks and walkways are pretty slippery as well.
There were travel advisories out for Highway 11 on Sunday night and RCMP were kept busy helping people out of the ditch and off the roads.
It appears that hotel rooms are already all sold out in Regina for the 2013 Grey Cup, according to the Regina Hotel Association. However, that doesn't mean you won't be able to find a place to stay in Regina by the time the game is actually played.
Saskatchewan is facing more winter weather woes with both snowfall and freezing rain warnings in place for much of the province.
Most of the warnings were based in central Saskatchewan, but where you were effected what kind of weather you were getting. Basically, south of the Trans Canada highway saw freezing rain, while areas to the north of there, saw snow.
The RCMP has issued a travel advisory for Southern Saskatchewan.
To see the latest conditions and warnings, click here.
With a new month comes a new traffic safety blitz from Saskatchewan police and SGI. December will bring a specific focus on drinking and driving.
Operation Overdrive will bring more police and check stops to help nab drunk drivers.
"On your first offence, you can get a 24-hour suspension" explained Rebecca Schulz with SGI, talking about the consequences of having a blood-alcohol level of .04.