Highways around Saskatoon were clearing early Thursday morning following a brutal Wednesday night on the roads.
Blowing snow Wednesday night caused near whiteout conditions on several roads in and around Saskatoon.
The Ministry of Highways began lifting travel not recommended advisories just after 5 AM.
However, most highways still carried warnings of slippery conditions or drifting snow.
Within Saskatoon, drivers reported extremely slippery conditions on several roadways Thursday morning, including Circle Drive. Police issued a release urging drivers to slow down for conditions.
The entire province of Saskatchewan remained under extreme cold warnings from Environment Canada Thursday morning.
School Bus Cancellations
The cold led to school bus cancellations in the area around Saskatoon.
Both Saskatoon’s public and Catholic school boards kept buses running in the city, but cancelled rural routes.
École Canadienne-Française cancelled its school bus service within Saskatoon.
The Prairie Spirit School Division cancelled all bus service.
Cold impacts flights at Saskatoon airport
The weather also caused issues for flights in and out of Saskatoon International Airport.
Two early morning West Jet flights leaving Saskatoon for Vancouver and Winnipeg were cancelled.
Another West Jet flight arriving just after 11 a.m. from Winnipeg was also cancelled.
Air Canada reported that a flight due to leave Saskatoon for Winnipeg at 9:35 a.m. was delayed to 11:30 a.m.
The Ministry of Highways has been issuing updates via its Highway Hotline Twitter account.