Only two days into spring and already winter weather is reappearing across the province.
In Saskatoon, the forecast called for flurries with a chance of ice pellets. By about 10:a.m. Wednesday morning, icy conditions were being reported on the city’s roads.
“Things got pretty nasty.” “The door handles on my car completely glared over ice like a sheet of curling rink. It got pebbled that quickly,” said C95’s Shauna Foster, who got caught in the weather while driving.
Reports of slick highways also prompted the Highway Hotline to issue travel advisories for stretches of road west of Saskatoon.
Freezing rain warnings were issued Wednesday morning for Lloydminister and North Battleford. The warnings were later expanded to Martensville, Warman, Rosthern and Wakaw as the ban of freezing rain moved northeast.
“For (Saskatoon) itself the freezing rain didn’t last long enough for us to be putting out a warning. It was just a quick ban that came through,” said Environment Canada’s John Paul Cragg.
The weather agency said the band of freezing rain is expected to push along the Yellowhead Highway corridor before it changes to snow or ice pellets.
Snowfall warnings were also issued Wednesday morning for northern areas, including Meadow Lake, Buffalo Narrows, La Ronge, Prince Albert National Park and Creighton.
The weather agency said up to 15 centimetres of snow was possible for those areas by Thursday morning.