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A secondary road in Saskatchewan's southwest remains dangerously ice-covered. (Luc Lemoine/CBC)

Almost one week after rain fell in the area, followed by a marked drop in temperature, many secondary roads in rural Saskatchewan remain covered in treacherous layers of glass-smooth ice.

One area of particular concern is around Ponteix, in the province's southwest.

Locals said as much as five centimetres of rain fell.

While most of the more-travelled routes have been sanded, many back roads have yet to be tended to.

Ponteix is about 280 kilometres southwest of Regina.