Winter storm expected to gradually move out of Saskatchewan on Wednesday

According to Environment Canada, the worst of the potent Alberta Clipper system moving through, is over for Saskatchewan.

Conditions are expected to gradually improve from west to east throughout the day Wednesday, with the strongest wind gusts and heaviest snowfall behind us.

Kyle McAulay from the weather office, said conditions are already improving greatly in southwestern Saskatchewan. (5:45 a.m.)

However multiple warnings remain in effect, including Blizzard, Winter Storm and Wind Warnings.

Find current warnings still in place here >>> Environment Canada Alerts.

Highway travel is also still being advised against.

At 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, all highways in and out of Regina were closed, a travel not recommended advisory was in place for all roads in and out of Saskatoon.

As of 8:00 a.m. highways around Regina have been re-opened, although travel is still not recommended on all roads in and out of the city.

Find current road updates here >>> Highway Hotline.

In Regina, City crews are doing what they can to make the morning commute as stress free as possible, with a focus on main streets at this time.

Regina Transit buses are in operation, but the weather will cause delays throughout the day Wednesday.

Transit users are encouraged to check transitlive.com for real time updates about the bus on their route before heading to their bus stop.

As for collisions in the city, Regina Police say 22 have been reported to them between noon Tuesday and 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

No injures were reported in any of them.

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Power outages have been reported as well in numerous areas.

Two large rural outages were reported north of Saskatoon in the Melfort and Rosthern areas.

Another large outage was reported around Swift Current and southeast of Maple Creek.

Current power outages and repair status’ can be read here >>> SaskPower Outages

As for wind gusts, the strongest one was reported in Swift Current, at 113 km/h Tuesday morning just after 6:00 a.m.

Regina’s strongest gust was 91 km/h around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Snowfall totals are expected to be the highest in central and northern Saskatchewan, amounts are expected to be known later in the day on Wednesday.

Sunshine is in the forecast for both Regina and Moose Jaw for the upcoming weekend.

 

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