Snow day fun, cleanup continues after snowstorm in Saskatoon
City of Saskatoon received between six and 15 cm of snow
Snowplows and Bobcats were busy Monday as Saskatoon dug itself out after a heavy snowstorm over the weekend.
While the official Environment and Climate Change Canada station at the Saskatoon airport only registered six centimetres of snow Sunday night, volunteer stations had reported up to 15 centimetres.
"It seems like there's a good range across the city," said lead weather forecaster Brad Vrolijk. "That fits generally with 10 to 20 centimetres all the way from the U.S. border northwards to Saskatoon."
The City of Saskatoon warned that road conditions could be treacherous. On Sunday, crews were working on high-priority roads like Circle Drive and Idylwyld Drive before working on lower-priority streets.
Outside of the city, travel was not recommended on many highways surrounding Saskatoon, including sections of Highway 16 and Highway 11.
A third wave of snow is expected later Monday afternoon and into the night as a weather system moves through South Dakota, which will eventually make its way into eastern Saskatchewan, near the Manitoba border.
James Taylor and his friends took some time off from shovelling to take the kids sledding.
"The snow pile at home is getting higher and higher. Getting pretty sick of it — definitely done with shovelling," said Taylor, laughing, on the way to the hill.
The storm is expected to pass by Tuesday.