Environment Canada issues winter storm and snowfall warnings in Saskatchewan

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UPDATE: The warnings mentioned in this story have ended

Between 10 and 30 centimetres of snow is expected across most of central Saskatchewan by Saturday.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning across most central regions, including Saskatoon, with 10 to 20 cm of snow expected as a slow-moving disturbance crosses the province.

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The heaviest snow will occur Friday evening into Saturday.

Areas east of Saskatoon, including Humboldt, Kamsack, and Yorkton are under a winter storm warning, with 20 to 30 cm of snow possible.

Easterly winds near 30 km/h will develop early Saturday, producing areas of reduced visibility.

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Officials said rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult in some areas, and visibility could be suddenly reduced by heavy snow.

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The latest road conditions can be found on the highway hotline.

For the latest conditions and warnings, download the SkyTracker weather app.


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