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City salting to reduce icing caused by high humidity

For immediate release: January 29, 2020 - 9:37am

The humidity in Saskatoon this morning is very high at 95%. When it’s below zero, the moisture in the air crystallizes onto the cold pavement and turns to ice. We have 14 sanders spreading straight salt to break up the ice on our priority streets. As the sun rises, it should soften any ice and dry up the driving lanes.

Winter driving conditions exist and drivers should use caution, especially approaching intersections, on bridges and overpasses, and where the road curves. Please keep back when you see blue and amber flashing lights to let road equipment apply de-icing material. 

When safe to do so, you can report icy locations to the Customer Care Centre at 306-975-2476 or