A crash near the small town of Parkbeg forced RCMP to close down a section of the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday.
RCMP said three semi-trailers had jackknifed and collided just eight kilometres west of Parkbeg, which is a 45 minute drive west from Moose Jaw.
Few details have been made available about the specifics of the crash. RCMP did have the 100 km stretch of highway between Rush Lake and Mortlach closed for several hours as they cleaned up the crash.
It’s not going away any time soon.
A snowfall overnight Friday and into Saturday morning has made for some slippery conditions around Regina and in most of southern Saskatchewan.
The road to the West Final in Calgary may be a snowy one for any Roughrider fans in Saskatchewan making the trek to McMahon Stadium.
"We have a lot of snow coming—even for Saskatchewan—over the weekend," said John Paul Cragg, meteorologist for Environment Canada.
"Starting Friday and ending Saturday, we have some snow falling and it looks like we may have to extend the warnings that we have out in Alberta."
Rain over night and cooling temperatures this morning may create some slippery sections on your morning commute.
West bound lanes of Highway 1 from Morris to Rush Lake were closed for a few hours due to a crash but it reopened before 9:30 a.m.
So far the Highway Hotline is reporting winter conditions on most highways in the southern half of the province, but drivers are reporting some very slippery conditions.
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which is now estimated to have killed 2,275 people, Saskatoon's Filipino community is mobilizing to offer their support.
"It becomes very emotional when you hear the stories coming through" says Mike San Miguel, President of Saskatoon's Filipino-Canadian Association (Filcas).
In the days following the devastating typhoon, Miguel has been inundated with calls, emails and social media messages from those affected, and from those who want to help.
Despite some hesitation, the Government of Saskatchewan is now confirming more cameras will be placed on highways in the province to improve safety for drivers when road conditions deteriorate.
Six new cameras will be installed on five different highways across the province by this winter season. That’s in addition to the four cameras the province currently has in operation.
“Coming off a winter like last winter, I think people will appreciate it,” said Highways Minister Don McMorris .
It's not great timing; you can expect very chilly temperatures for tomorrow's Rider game versus BC at Mosaic Stadium.
While we've been fortunate enough to dodge the cold over the past while, Dave Carlsen with Environment Canada says as murphy's law would dictate, the coldest day in the next week just so happens to be the beginning of the west semi final.
"We're going to be looking at temperatures at kickoff time around -10 or -12," he said.
For many places in Saskatchewan, this week has been book-ended with snow.
Dave Carlsen, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said many areas around the Yellowhead Highway, including Saskatoon and area, will get about two to four centimetres of snow throughout Friday.
However, it's a much snowier story in the east-central part of the province.
"The area seems to be centered between say Canora, Hudson Bay and then eastward to Swan River in Manitoba. That's where this storm is going to become its most intense and drop most of its snow," he said.
While most people let out a groan as they step out to shovel away one of winter's first snow falls, some in Regina are excited to experience their first taste of the season.
"The whole scenery had changed pretty much outside my window. I could see everything had just changed to white," said Halar Shahani describing what he saw when he woke up Monday morning.
The engineering student at the University of Regina is originally from Pakistan and has lived in several climates however none compare to Regina.
The taste of winter Regina received on Monday made streets pretty slippery for drivers pedestrians on city sidewalks also had a rough go of it.
While a lot of us have an idea of how to drive when it’s icy it seems the protocol for walking on ice is quite diverse.
“Ya, I do have to walk weird,” one man said. “I have to brace myself with each step.”
“It’s hard to walk because you've got to keep your feet so close together when you’re walking,” demonstrated another man. “I’ve already fallen today once. I wiped out.”