Cars crashing around Sask. amid snowy conditions
At least 25 collisions and other incidents Monday morning, RCMP says
- At least 25 crashes, jack-knifed semis, cars in ditches, RCMP say
- More snow and rain expected throughout the day
A last gasp of winter created treacherous highway conditions around southern Saskatchewan Sunday night and Monday morning, with the snow contributing to numerous accidents.
RCMP said they were responding to numerous reports — more than 25 as of 8 a.m. CST — of vehicles in ditches, jack-knifed semis and collisions.
Among them was a jack-knifed semi on Highway 11 about eight kilometres north of Craik. The driver went to the Davidson Health Centre with minor injuries, and tow trucks worked to clear the scene for several hours.
The same morning, two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Highway 47 and 361, about 27 kilometres north of Estevan. Police said it appears the slushy conditions were a factor in putting one vehicle into the path of the other. One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Environment Canada issued weather notices for Regina and other communities. Some areas were reporting around 5 centimetres of snow, but it could be twice that by the afternoon. It's expected to turn to rain later in the day.
Although it's not known yet if weather was a factor, four people were injured in three separate crashes in the Prince Albert area Monday morning, Parkland Ambulance said.
As well, a caller told CBC News around 7 a.m. that a vehicle had crashed on Highway 10 near Edgeley.
Several cars were reportedly in the ditch Sunday night near Borden.