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There was drifting and swirling snow around Regina, but Albert Street had been been plowed overnight. (CBC)

Saskatchewan has been hit with a late blast of winter — with snow falling around the province and poor road conditions.

At 6:30 am. CST, travel was not recommended on several highways around Saskatoon. Further south, travel was not recommended for a few hours on the Trans-Canada Highway between Regina and Moose Jaw.

 In the two biggest cities, conditions greeting motorists on their way to work varied.

Many Saskatoon streets had been plowed overnight, but snow continued to fall and there were drifts and icy roads. Traffic was moving slowly in most areas.

In Regina, there was a similar situation in the early morning.   Some main roads had been plowed, but others hadn't, particularly in the downtown.