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Overnight flurries, blowing snow and sharp drop to extreme cold bring risk of icy roads and sidewalks for morning commute

For immediate release: February 12, 2020 - 7:13am

Overnight flurries, blowing snow and a sharp drop back to extreme cold could cause slippery conditions on sidewalks and streets for the morning commute.

City crews are spreading salt and sand to improve traction on Circle Drive, and are also using a combination of salt and sand at high risk locations.  Thirteen sanders are working overnight in preparation for the morning commute. 

Drivers are reminded to slow down, leave plenty of stopping distance, allow a bit more time for travel and to use extra caution on high-traffic roads and priority streets such as Circle Drive, overpasses and bridges, and when approaching intersections. 

Sidewalk users are also reminded to use extra caution, especially where ice may be snow-covered.

When safe to do so, drivers can report icy locations to the City’s 24-hour Customer Care Centre at 306-975-2476 or email