Freezing rain and snow created challenging driving conditions Friday in Saskatoon, with Circle Drive wet and slushy with some slippery spots.
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Cold, arctic air spread across Saskatchewan overnight, with temperatures dropping to near -30 C with wind chill values near -40.
Winter weather forced highways to temporarily close and kept tow truck companies busy throughout the day.
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for southern Saskatchewan, and parts of the province are under a snowfall warning.
Farmers struggling with increased feed prices and adverse weather are facing another potential herd sell-off.
Cold, arctic air is flooding Saskatchewan and wind chill values of between -40 and -50 are expected.
The City of Saskatoon says streets are covered in snow and Circle Drive is down to one lane in some locations due to blowing snow.
Accumulations between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow are expected in west-central Saskatchewan before tapering off Tuesday.
It was a big year for big weather — and many of the events were connected, in one way or another.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene in extreme cold weather conditions to find railcars crushed on top of one another, and have continued to through abysmally frigid temperatures.
There will be no respite from frigid temperatures until the end of the week for most of Western Canada as arctic wind chills blanket the area, sending temperatures plummeting.
Southern Saskatchewan can expect multiple days of the extraordinary cold to blanket the region, and frigid temperatures to continue for the rest of 2021.
Wind chills of -55 C were recorded in parts of the province as Arctic air continued to cling to Alberta, resulting in extreme cold warnings.
The City of Saskatoon is advising caution as it begins to cleat city roads after major snowfall.
Blue signs with a white snowflake identify where there is no parking allowed during the 24-hour ban.