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Winter storm hitting south central Saskatchewan making for poor driving conditions on highways and in the city. (Jordan Jackle/CBC)

The RCMP and city police officials in south and central parts of Saskatchewan are warning drivers to use caution Wednesday as a snow storm begins to pass through the region. 

Environment Canada has issued a snow fall warning for parts of southern Saskatchewan including the Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton areas. 

Those regions are expected to get 10 to 15 centimetres of snow Wednesday afternoon into the evening. 

In addition high winds gusting 60 to 70 km/h will create poor visibility and blowing snow in most areas. 

The storm is being caused by a low pressure system moving in from Alberta and spreading snow and blowing snow across most southern parts of the province. 

The weather website says driving conditions will worsen throughout the evening in the southern parts as the storm passes from west to east. 

The provincial Highway Hotline website show travel is not recommended west of Regina to Moose Jaw, due zero visibility caused by swirling and drifting snow. Also travel is not recommended on Highway 11 from Regina to Dundurn. 

The RCMP are asking drivers to slow down as highway conditions begin to deteriorate into the evening. 

Saskatoon police is reminding motorist in the city to keep a good distance between cars in front of them and remove snow from the front and back windows of their vehicles. 

Weather conditions could change quickly, people should check the Highway Hotline before heading out