Highway 1 bad roads - east of Calgary

Drivers were faced with skating rink-like conditions on Highway 1 east of Calgary Saturday. (Bonnie Allen/CBC)

Football fans heading to Calgary Sunday and other drivers should check out road conditions before they hit the road. 

According to Highway Hotline, part of the Trans-Canada Highway from east of Moose Jaw to west of Swift Current is not recommended for travel. 

The same area was closed Saturday afternoon due to icy roads, blowing snow and reduced visibility. 

Rider fan stuck behind crash on Hwy 1 

Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, Dave Whitrow, made the trip from Regina to Calgary Saturday afternoon for the Western Final. 

He said the roads weren't too bad as far as winter driving goes, but he was delayed a few hours after three semis crashed on an icy portion of Highway 1 near Moose Jaw. 

"Oh yeah, like there was miles of semis," describes Whitrow. "You really couldn't see the front or the end. We couldn't see the pileup...the only reason we know about it is because we heard it on the news."

Whitrow said it took him eight hours to get from Regina to Medicine Hat. 

There is no word on the condition of the semi drivers. 

Police warn of ice, snow on all roads 

Meanwhile, motorists are asked to be careful getting around even in the cities. 

Regina police said they were busy with collision reports Saturday, responding to 19 crashes with vehicle damage and three more collisions in which passengers had minor injuries.

All drivers Sunday are asked to check the Highway Hotline for the latest road updates as conditions can change at any time.