1 killed, numerous crashes on highways: RCMP
Amid extremely icy road conditions, there were numerous accidents reported on Saskatchewan highways on Tuesday — one of them fatal.
At around 8:40 a.m. CST, a pickup truck heading east on Highway 11 went onto the median on the northern edge of Regina and rolled on its roof. The male driver died at the scene.
The RCMP said it received a series of calls about collisions around Regina throughout the morning, with the Trans-Canada Highway westbound to Moose Jaw being particularly bad.
There were also accidents reported east of Regina on the Trans-Canada and on Highway 46, with a number of semi-trailers jackknifing near White City and Balgonie.
Throughout the day, there were reports of collisions and rollovers in the Saskatoon area, too.
Snow has been falling on a large swath of southern Saskatchewan, with some areas expecting as much as 20 centimetres.
In the Swift Current area, blowing snow, wind and ice were all contributing to very poor driving conditions, the RCMP said.
The Highway Ministry was advising people to stay off a number of highways. People were being told to check the Highways Hotline before heading out.
There was another fatal accident Monday afternoon. At around 4:20 p.m. CST, a person was killed after two semis collided on Highway 39 near Rouleau, southwest of Regina.