If you haven’t already headed out today, you might want to get back under the covers and stay put.
Heavy snow and deep snowdrifts are making some streets difficult to maneouvre by vehicle or on foot. As of 6 a.m., many streets in the city had not been cleared at all and open places, such as the Ninth Avenue Bridge, have some very heavy areas of snow.
Most Prairie South School Division buses have been cancelled for the day. Holy Trinity didn’t have any information posted as of 6 a.m.
The Trans Canada Highway between Belle Plaine and Mortlach was closed as of 2:50 a.m. today, with no updated information at 6 a.m.
The remainder of the highway from just west of Regina to Chaplin is listed as travel not recommended.
According to Environment Canada, the snow and blowing snow should end this afternoon, leaving behind two to four centimetres. Currently (at 6 a.m.) the winds were out of the north at 40 km/h gusting to 60, then diminishing to 20 this afternoon. The temperature is falling to minus 16 this afternoon with a wind chill of minus 30.
We will update the conditions on our website later today.