It’s more than a white Christmas in southeastern Saskatchewan as blizzard and winter storm warnings plagued the area most of the weekend and into Boxing day.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Mark Melsness told 650 CKOM Monday at least 20cm of snow had fallen in Estevan and even more as you got closer to the Manitoba border.
“We’re expecting conditions to begin improving there late morning or around midday,” he said. “then slow improvements throughout the afternoon.”
According to Melsness visibility was a concern Monday morning, especially the further east you go.
“Pretty much no traveling in Manitoba, at least for the morning hours because of visibility,” he said.
As the same storm system moved east it forced the closure of Highway 1 between Virden and Winnipeg. Major highways in North Dakota were also closed Monday morning.
Just before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon it was announced Highway 39 from Carlyle to the U.S. border was closed due to continuing stormy conditions in the American state.
Environment Canada says Regina got about 10cm of snow from the tail end of the system.
The weather warnings were lifted around noon Monday.
Snowfall totals at the end of the storm hit around 30 cm, about a foot, in communities near the Manitoba border.
— Susan Murphy (@Crayzeelove) December 26, 2016