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Winter storm in Saskatchewan: some roads and highways impassable

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar4,2024

Winter storm in Saskatchewan: some roads and highways are impassable

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The City of Saskatoon is expecting an additional 10 to 15 centimeters of snow.

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A winter storm is hitting several areas in Saskatchewan, leading to the closure of some roads and highways in southern and central Saskatchewan. the province.

Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says the storm continues to hit Saskatchewan and that areas in the central west have been hit hardest.

According to its estimates, the province recorded a snow accumulation of 29 to 37 centimeters between Saturday and Sunday.

It indicates that the snowfall should slow down during the evening of Sunday and Monday.

According to the provincial Highway Hotline, motorists are asked not to use highways around Saskatoon, Battlefords and Kindersley. Additionally, Highway 16 towards North Battlefords was closed at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

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The City of Saskatoon has activated its extreme cold emergency response plan to help vulnerable people.

All municipal libraries remain closed on Sunday and will reopen their doors on Monday at noon.

With the exception of some stores, Center Mall and Lawson Heights Mall have closed.

Delays and interruptions to bus services are also being announced across the City due to reduced visibility and poor road conditions.

The Director City of Saskatoon Roads, Fleet and Support Services Officer Goran Saric says city workers have begun cleaning priority roads.

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark is asking Saskatoon residents to be patient as it will take a few days before all roads are cleaned.

In the meantime, if you can, help your neighbors and clean the sidewalks in your neighborhood, he says.

On his website, the 'Saskatoon Airport says several flights have been canceled or delayed due to the snowstorm.

In an email, Regina Airport says 10 departures have been canceled. Officials say there could be more delays and cancellations in the coming days.

The Saskatoon Catholic Schools Division says there will be no classes for secondary students on Monday due to bad weather and difficult road conditions. A spring break was already planned for students attending elementary schools in this school division on Monday.

The Saskatoon Public Schools Division also announced that all in-person classes will be canceled on Monday.

The City of Regina has indicated that motorists will not be able to park their vehicles on designated roads starting Monday at 6 a.m. until Tuesday at 6 a.m.

The City of North Battlefords has announced the closure of the Access Communications Centre, from the Don Ross Arena, Battlefords Co-op Aquatic Centre, NationsWest Field House and the Don Ross Community Centre.

Roads of the city have been impassable since 5 a.m. Sunday. Municipal authorities indicate that employees are trying to clear the roads but that heavy snow accumulation is slowing down their work.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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