Police are recommending against travel across most of Saskatchewan today due to weather conditions that have left many roads unsafe or closed to traffic.
An RCMP press release issued Thursday morning indicated that a total of 127 calls were received reporting motor vehicle incidents overnight. These included collisions as well as ditched or stuck vehicles or semis that had jack-knifed.
While many highways on the province’s west end are partially closed, the press release indicated that travel is not recommended on any Saskatchewan highways today.
The release reminded drivers that emergency personnel are also affected by poor conditions, making it more difficult for them to reach accident scenes.
Sgt. Doug Coleman of the Regina RCMP said the police have “no idea” when the weather is expected to improve, but reported that emergency lines are still being inundated with calls.
Drivers that must venture out are advised to use extreme caution in doing so.
Coleman recommended that people check the Saskatchewan Highway Hotline online at hotline.gov.sk.ca or call 1-888-335-7623 for the latest reports.