Saskatchewan

Another snowplow hit in Sask.

Another snowplow has been struck by a vehicle on a Saskatchewan highway - the third in less than a week.

Another snowplow has been struck by a vehicle on a Saskatchewan highway — the third in less than a week.

According to the highway's Ministry, a provincial snowplow was hit by a semi-trailer on the Trans-Canada Highway Sunday afternoon.

It happened during whiteout conditions near Balgonie. The semi hit the plow truck on the right rear side, resulting in extensive damage to both vehicles, the ministry said.

Neither of the drivers was injured.

The crash followed a more serious accident on Highway 40 near Shellbrook on Friday morning.

In that incident, the snowplow operator was plowing in the southbound lanes of the highway when a northbound car crossed into the wrong lane and hit the snowplow head on.

A woman who was with a small child received non-life-threatening injuries, while the driver was treated for minor injuries.

Another snowplow was hit by a car over the noon hour on Jan. 6.

The operator had been plowing snow on Highway 19 near Elbow when the back of his plow was rear-ended.

The driver had entered the whiteout created by the plow before the crash, the ministry said.

The ministry has been asking motorists to slow down and give plows a wide berth when they're at work.

Snowplows pull over about every 10 kilometres to allow motorists to pass, the ministry said.

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