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Treacherous highways in Sask. results in multiple collisions

It may be cold outside, but it’s much clearer than yesterday after blowing snow and ice caused multiple collisions across southern Saskatchewan yesterday afternoon. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News

It may be cold outside, but it’s much clearer than yesterday after blowing snow and ice caused multiple collisions across southern Saskatchewan yesterday afternoon.

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On April 5, at roughly 3:30 p.m., members of the White Butte RCMP were detouring traffic at the Pinkie Road overpass after a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Belle Plaine.

Six vehicles, including one semi tractor-trailer unit, were involved in the collision. Moose Jaw EMS had assessed eight people at the scene, and five were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Highway Hotline had announced the closure of Highway 1 between Regina and Moose Jaw not long after the accident, but by 7 p.m., the scene was cleared and the highway was re-opened.

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The RCMP cautioned all drivers that extreme caution was still advised as the road conditions remained treacherous, and recommended drivers to avoid travel in that area if possible.

On April 6, just after 11 a.m., the RCMP sent out a statement asking anyone who may have witnessed this multi-vehicle collision to contact the detachment at 306-691-4670.

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Forty-minutes after the first collision, at 7:40 p.m., members of the White Butte RCMP were on the scene of another vehicle collision on Highway 6, approximately 25 kilometers south of Regina.

Members blocked the road and advised travel in the area was restricted, and that all drivers should expect delays.

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No further information has been provided.

Driving conditions have improved, however, there are still reports of ice and drifting snow to the west and south of Regina. Please check the Highway Hotline before any travels for the most up to date information.

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