Despite recent warm temperatures, winter is reminding us it’s not finished just yet.
Many parts of the province were under blizzard warnings Monday Environment Canada said places such as Estevan received winds over 90 kilometres per hour.
Jean Hanson who works at Gilliss Casing Services, located about 3 km north of Estevan, said the visibility was so bad they couldn’t see Highway 47 despite being located right beside it.
Hanson said their work was at a standstill and they may not be able to leave the shop.
“We’ve been told we’re probably going to be spending the night unless it clears up here.” she said.
Qasim Qayyum, who works at the Husky in Estevan, said people are choosing not to travel.
“One driver, he’s a truck driver, he said it’s very difficult. He just parked his truck at our travel centre and he said he’s just going to wait here because the visibility is very low,” Qayym said.
Sam Bachorick was travelling from in southeastern Sask. Monday and said visibility was extremely low.
“If you can see one power pole length, that will be about the max,” Bachorick said.
Blizzard warnings continue
Environment Canada said the blizzard warnings will continue into Tuesday and throughout the day.
Natalie Hasell, an emergency preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada, said Regina, and most of the eastern parts of the province, will receive blizzard conditions due to a low-pressure system in Manitoba.
She said winds will reach up to 90km/h again on Tuesday, which will cause low visibility.
“If you can avoid travelling, especially on the highway, do so,” Hasell said.
She urged people to create an emergency kit and have it handy during blizzard conditions. She also said people should remain in their vehicles if they are stranded.
— With files from Lauren Golosky