Saskatoon cleaning up after record temps and strong winds

It was a January Wednesday for the record books in Saskatoon.

Warmest January 15 in more than a century

Police block off intersection near Saskatoon Square. (CBC)

People across Saskatoon are slowly assessing the damage from Wednesday's onslaught of high winds and higher temperatures.

A common sign on Wednesday. (CBC)
According to Environment Canada's website, the high of 7.5 C makes it the warmest Jan. 15 in Saskatoon since record keeping began in 1893.

The wind peaked with gusts of 115 kilometres-per-hour. That's not a record, but it's the highest winds in the city since the mid-80s.

Thursday morning, the city reported that many of the storm-related disruptions have been addressed.

The power was back on in the Varsity View, Sutherland Industrial, Montgomery and Queen Elizabeth neighbourhoods.

Bus service was also back to normal.

Anyone travelling downtown should watch out at the intersection of 4th Avenue South and 22nd Street. The winds knocked out windows from the Saskatoon Square tower, and officers remained on scene Thursday to keep people and traffic from the corner until workers can fix the building.

Replay the Saskatoon Morning live chat about the wind storm.