It’s a wintery drive for many people across Saskatchewan today.
Travel warnings were issued early Wednesday west of Saskatoon and around Swift Current. In Saskatoon, crews were out early clearing the main roads which were coated in thick slushy snow. Police reminded motorists to drive carefully and allow extra time to reach their destinations.
Doug Wakabayashi with the Ministry of Highways said highway crews are responding to the first taste of winter.
“We always have to be ready for either early fall or late spring snowstorms and certainly we’re available to perform snow and ice control where and when it’s needed,” he explained
“This time of year the pavement temperatures are still very warm, so in a lot of cases the snow will melt pretty much as soon as it hits the road, but we are looking out for any accumulations and the plows will be out where and when they’re necessary.”
The highways hotline is not yet manned 24/7 but is updated year round to inform drivers of conditions they should know about.