City of Saskatoon workers are standing by to clear the streets after a heavy snowfall.
“Sudden, significant reductions in visibility due to snow and blowing snow are likely and whiteout conditions will be possible at times,” a government-issued storm alert said.
“Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times.”
The weather service says the temperature will drop to -22 C on Monday night.
Ahead of the expected weather event, the city released a statement saying crews are standing by “as temperatures drop and strong winds… is forecasted.”
The statement said teams will focus on high-traffic streets and access to emergency services. It said 60 vehicles, including graders and front-end snow plows, are prepared.
Earlier in the day, SaskPower also issued a statement that said it is preparing for power outages.