High winds and heavy snowfall

Cole Carruthers
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A snow plow works away on 11th Avenue Northwest before turning around to continue plowing Caribou Street West this week.

The winter storm warning issued by Environment Canada ended for Moose Jaw and area Friday, just after 9 a.m.

Moose Jaw, Pense, Central Butte and Craik were all under a winter storm alert due to high winds and snowfall.

The Highway Hotline still had an advisory of Highway 2 Jct Hwy 36 to 15 Wing Base Access being closed as of 11 a.m. Friday.

According to Environment Canada, “wind gusts reached as high as 57 km,” by 1 a.m. Friday.”

“Starting at around 3 a.m. Friday, officials closed the Trans-Canada Highway near Moose Jaw. The heavy snow combined with powerful winds has caused extremely dangerous driving conditions,” The Weather Network reported Friday morning.     

“Southern Saskatchewan will continue to see the snow and blowing snow Friday, but conditions should gradually improve through the afternoon and evening hours,” was the report issued by The Weather Network meteorologist Gina Ressler.

The Weather Network had Southern Saskatchewan forecasted to receive another five to fifteen centimetres by Saturday.

Organizations: Environment Canada, The Weather Network

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Southern Saskatchewan

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