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Hazardous highway conditions in Sask. due to blowing snow, strong winds

Multiple Saskatchewan highways have been closed or are deemed 'travel not recommended' on Tuesday due to strong winds and blowing snow. File / Global News

Residents across the province woke up to treacherous road conditions on their Tuesday morning commute.

The combination of strong winds and blowing snow has caused a number of Saskatchewan highways to either be closed or have a travel not recommended status.

Some major roadways have been affected by the inclement weather, including parts of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 11 between Saskatoon and Regina showing “travel not recommended” on certain sections of those busy highways.

Most of the road closures are in the Regina, Moose Jaw and Swift Current areas.

Read more: Strong winds, drifting snow leave Saskatoon streets an icy mess

Police say multiple roads are snow-covered with drifts, snow-packed or ice-covered and there is reduced visibility.

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Tuesday morning conditions have caused some collisions such as on Highway 10 where two semi-trucks were jack-knifed north of the Balgonie overpass. Officials say traffic in the area is no longer restricted after the semi-trucks were cleared from the scene.

RCMP are recommending drivers check road conditions prior to hitting the road if they absolutely must travel on Tuesday.

People can find more information at the Highway Hotline website, where road conditions will be updated on a regular basis.

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