Heavy snow is falling across southern Saskatchewan as a major winter storm roars across the prairies.
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for much of southern Saskatchewan, with up to 30 centimeters of snow and blowing snow forecast for today and overnight. The winter storm warning is an upgrade from the early issued snowfall warning.
The heaviest snowfall is expected over the Cypress Hills and near the international border, with 30 centimeters of snow expected. The remainder of the storm warning area is likely to record snowfall totals of 15 to 25 centimeters.
The Winter Storm warning is effect for:
Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake
Shaunavon - Maple Creek - Val Marie - Cypress Hills
Leader - Gull Lake
Kindersley - Rosetown - Biggar - Wilkie - Macklin
Assiniboia - Gravelbourg - Coronach
Outlook - Watrous - Hanley - Imperial - Dinsmore
Moose Jaw - Pense - Central Butte - Craik
Estevan - Weyburn - Radville - Milestone
City of Regina
Fort Qu'Appelle - Indian Head - Lumsden - Pilot Butte
Carlyle - Oxbow - Carnduff - Bienfait - Stoughton
Moosomin - Grenfell - Kipling - Wawota
A Snowfall Warning where 15 to 25 centimeters of snow are forecast are in effect for:
Martensville - Warman - Rosthern - Delisle - Wakaw
City of Saskatoon
Yorkton - Melville - Esterhazy
Kamsack - Canora - Preeceville
Humboldt - Wynyard - Wadena - Lanigan - Foam Lake
The Government of Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure Highway Hotline website hotline.gov.sk.ca is reporting poor travel conditions across the province. Highways are experiencing swirling and drifting snow, reduced visibility, and slippery sections.