Winter conditions still exist on area roads as the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is showing improved driving conditions in the Southwest.
After enduring a series of highway closures and travel not recommended advisories over the past two days, only a few Southwest roads remain problem spots.
The TransCanada Highway is now listed as having winter driving conditions, but the portion of the TransCanada from Mortlach to Rush Lake is described as ice covered, with fog and reduced visibility.
One of the hardest hit roads in the region is currently Highway #363 from Shamrock to Neidpath, where travel is still not recommended as a result of ice covered roads and heavy snow and snow drifts.
The RCMP Operational Communications Center in Regina advised they had dealt with over 150 motor vehicle collision complaints in the province over the course of the storm. The majority of those dispatches occurred as a result of poor road and weather conditions.
On Monday afternoon the westbound lane of the TransCanada had been closed west of Parkbeg for a three hour period when a semi jack nifed and blocked both lanes of traffic. A long line of semis and vehicles were backed up while the roadway was cleared.
People who have to travel today are reminded to visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Highway Hotline website http://hotline.gov.sk.ca for the most up-to-date travel conditions.