January 11, 2017 10:31 pm
Updated: January 11, 2017 10:32 pm

Whiteout conditions prompt RCMP to advise against travel near Saskatoon

On Jan. 11, blowing snow advisories were issued for parts of Saskatchewan.

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Poor visibility due to blowing snow made for dangerous driving conditions in Saskatchewan Wednesday evening, according to RCMP.

RCMP said is not recommending travel in the area from Saskatoon to Prince Albert, Sask. This includes the communities of Shellbrook, Blaine Lake, Big River and Canwood.

Police said high winds are creating blowing snow, whiteout conditions and drifts across the highways. Visibility has also been severely reduced in some spots.

Earlier Wednesday, one person died in a three-vehicle collision just outside Prince Albert, Sask.

READ MORE: 1 dead after crash west of Prince Albert, Sask.

Blowing snow advisories have been issued by Environment Canada for areas in central and southern Saskatchewan, including Saskatoon, Regina and Lloydminster.

Many people were also sharing their pictures of the whiteout conditions on social media.

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