April 13-15 Spring Snowstorm Weather Event

Good Afternoon,

We have been advised by Environment Canada with a warning Southeast Saskatchewan is expecting a major blizzard starting Tuesday night around 9:00 p.m. and throughout the night conditions will deteriorate with expected blizzard conditions all day Wednesday with wind gusts Thursday and blowing snow and tapering off by Friday. Expected snowfall accumulations are 40-50 cm or higher accompanied by northerly winds gusting 70-90 km/hr causing zero visibility.

Travel will become increasingly difficult throughout Wednesday, with highway closures a near-certainty. By Wednesday evening travel within communities may become impossible as the heavy snow and strong winds continue, more of the same is expected on Thursday. 1-in-30-year spring snowstorm will impact Southeast Saskatchewan. It is important to be prepared by ensuing you have ample supply of your medications, food and water requirements, money for incidentals and fueling up your vehicles. The public is requested to stay off the streets and highways to ensure your safety during these blizzards conditions. It is imperative to allow emergency services and Public Works snow removal crews to do their jobs safely.

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