Poor driving conditions in some areas

November 24, 2019 7:12 pm

Road conditions are deteriorating in southeast Saskatchewan and southwest Manitoba, with a combination of rain, freezing rain, and snow falling across the region.

Yorkton RCMP issued a warning at 6 pm Sunday, noting that road and highway conditions in the Yorkton Detachment area and within the city of Yorkton are snow covered with wet heavy snow and are very slippery.

"Please take an abundance of caution giving yourself plenty of breaking and acceleration time if you choose to drive, and evaluate the necessity of driving until the weather and roads have cleared," RCMP advised.

"There have been a number of reports of collisions in the city of Yorkton, and a number of vehicles have left the roadways on the highway in the Yorkton area."

Saskatchewan's Highway Hotline showed winter driving conditions on highways across the southeast Sunday evening, and Manitoba 511 showed many snow-coved highways, including Highway 16 from the Saskatchewan border east, Highway 41 from Highway 16 through the St. Lazare and McAuley areas to Highway 1, and Highway 42 east from St. Lazare.

Highway 1 is listed as snow covered, ice covered, or slush covered from the Saskatchewan border to Highway 5 near Carberry.