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City road crews prepared for overnight freezing rain

For immediate release: December 20, 2018 - 3:16pm
TU18-684

Environment Canada forecasts a chance of freezing rain overnight, with temperatures slightly below zero. City crews are pre-salting high traffic roads to prevent ice, with staff and equipment available to salt and sand priority roads and high-traffic intersections throughout the evening and into Friday morning.

 What you can expect from us

  1. Roadway crews will sand and salt high-traffic roads and priority streets, starting with Circle Drive and freeways.
  2. Possible reduced visibility, sections of ice approaching intersections, and on bridge decks and overpasses.
  3. Even with the use of salt and sand, extra moisture from snow and freezing drizzle may cause slippery conditions during peak driving times.
  4. Priority one streets and bridge decks will be inspected and treated as necessary.

 How you can help us

  1. Slow down and use extra caution this evening and on their commute Friday morning.
  2. Watch for blue and amber flashing lights on snow maintenance equipment. If you encounter equipment on the road, slow down, remain at least 15 metres (2.5 car lengths) behind, and be ready to stop.
  3. When safe to do so, drivers can report icy locations to the 24-hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476 or email snow@saskatoon.ca.
  4. Be in the Know About Snow! Learn more about what happens when it snows at saskatoon.ca/snow.