3rd UPDATE: 10:00 am Saturday, March 11
Travel conditions have improved in the West Central area Saturday morning, but reduced visibility is still noted in many parts of the area.
Check the latest road conditions here.
2nd UPDATE: 11:00 PM Friday, March 10
Due to a blizzard warning in the West Central region, travel is not recommended at this time.
Blizzard warning in effect for:
- R.M. of Antelope Park including Loverna and Hoosier
- R.M. of Biggar including Biggar and Springwater
- R.M. of Chesterfield including Eatonia and Mantario
- R.M. of Eye Hill including Macklin Denzil and Evesham
- R.M. of Grandview including Handel and Kelfield
- R.M. of Grass Lake including Salvador and Reward
- R.M. of Heart's Hill including Cactus Lake
- R.M. of Kindersley including Kindersley Brock and Flaxcombe
- R.M. of Mariposa including Tramping Lake and Broadacres
- R.M. of Marriott south of Biggar
- R.M. of Milton including Alsask and Marengo
- R.M. of Monet including Elrose Wartime and Forgan
- R.M. of Mountain View including Herschel and Stranraer
- R.M. of Newcombe including Glidden and Madison
- R.M. of Oakdale including Coleville
- R.M. of Pleasant Valley including McGee and Fiske
- R.M. of Prairiedale including Major and Smiley
- R.M. of Progress including Kerrobert and Luseland
- R.M. of Reford including Landis and Leipzig
- R.M. of Rosemount including Cando and Traynor
- R.M. of Snipe Lake including Eston and Plato
- R.M. of St Andrews including Rosetown and Zealandia
- R.M. of Tramping Lake including Scott and Revenue
- R.M. of Winslow including Dodsland and Plenty
Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.
Blizzard conditions are expected to continue until near midnight.
Additional snow and blowing snow are expected overnight.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Protect yourself from wind, cold and disorientation by staying sheltered, indoors or with your vehicle. If you become stranded in a vehicle do not leave. The vehicle offers a form of protection from the cold. A single person walking through the snow is harder to find than a stranded car or truck. Limit outdoor activities. Ensure that shelter is provided for pets and outdoor animals. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.
Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to SKstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.
West Central Online will keep an eye on the roads heading into Saturday.
UPDATE: 4:00 PM Friday, March 10
There have been reports of a semi flipped over near the Brock corner on Highway 7. Westbound lanes are currently blocked at this time, and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.
Due to high winds causing blowing snow, poor visibility is being noted in the West Central region Friday afternoon.
This includes all highways in the Kindersley area.
If you have to travel this Friday, it is very important to have an emergency preparedness kit, and to give yourself some extra time.
West Central Online has received reports from radio listeners about poor visibility from Kindersley to Kerrobert on Highway 21.
View the latest road conditions here.
You latest weather update can be found here.