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Winter Driving Conditions Exist: Drivers Reminded to Use Caution

For immediate release: November 5, 2018 - 8:58am
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Saskatoon roads have a thin film of ice after Sunday’s heavy rain and overnight freezing temperatures. Early morning flurries and more snow in the forecast for today can hide slippery patches. Drivers are reminded to slow down and use extra caution on high-traffic roads and priority streets such as Circle Drive, overpasses and bridges, and when approaching intersections. 

 What you can expect from us

  1. Crews are actively sanding and salting roadways.
  2. Even with the use of salt and sand, extra moisture from snow may cause slippery conditions during peak driving times, especially on bridges where ice particles are in the air above the river. 
  3. Transit service alerts and real-time tracking information is available at SaskatoonTransit.ca and on Google Maps or Transit App

 How you can help us

  1. Slow down and use extra caution.
  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.

Find real time alerts about grading progress when it snows at saskatoon.ca/service-alerts or follow us on Twitter @YXEServiceAlert.