Saskatchewan highway driving clear in some areas, slippery in others

Most of the main roadways are clear with good winter driving conditions, but there are some sections with icy and drifting or blowing snow.

Dress warm and bring an emergency pack: the cold and the wind are biting out there

The South Saskatchewan River and Highway 2, near St. Louis, Sask., and south of Prince Albert on Jan 16. 2016. (Saskatchewan Highway Hotline)

If you're looking to head out for some lengthier driving today, be sure to pack warm and bundle up. 

While most of the main roadways are clear with good winter driving conditions, there are some sections with icy and drifting or blowing snow. 

With the windchill it feels more like –40 C, which makes driving with an emergency pack and warm clothes a must.

The slippery and snowy sections are on highways south of Moose Jaw, around Swift Current, in the far southwest by Cypress Hills and north of Tisdale, Prince Albert and North Battleford.

Here's a brief summary of the roadways, as of 2:50 p.m. CST, from the provincial Highway Hotline:

Highway 1

  • Manitoba border to Whitewood: Good winter driving
  • Whitewood to Indian Head: Good winter driving, but drifting snow between Grenfell and Sintaluta
  • ​Indian Head to Regina: Good winter driving
  • Regina to Moose Jaw: Good winter driving
  • Moose Jaw to Swift Current: Good winter driving
  • Swift Current to Alberta border: Good winter driving

Provincial highways

  • Highway 11 north from Regina to Saskatoon, and north to Prince Albert: The highway is clear with good winter driving conditions for the entire route, except for a stretch between Bethune and Davidson, where there's drifting snow. 
  • Highway 16 from Yorkton, through Saskatoon, northwest to Maidstone and on to Lloydminster: Good winter driving conditions throughout all sections of the roadway.

Find the latest road reports from the Highway Hotline map here.

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