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Travel Not Advised on Yellowhead Highway

December 23, 2009 6:46 PM | News

By David Klassen

Travel on the Yellowhead Highway between Minnedosa and the Saskatchewan border is not recommended, RCMP warn.

Reduced visibility due to blowing snow has caused road conditions to be extremely slippery.

Highway #83 north of Russell to Roblin is also experiencing similar conditions.

The advisory was issued at about 5:30 p.m. and is in effect well into the evening.

To check road conditions in your area, click here.

The storm that’s causing havoc for motorists on the routes listed above is working its way to Winnipeg. The city is expecting to receive a fair amount of snow beginning tonight, and into tomorrow and Christmas Day.

The storm hit Regina earlier Friday and dumped several centimetres of snow, forcing crews to plow major routes.

The City of Winnipeg has their equipment on standby to prepare for the precipitation in our forecast and will plow routes if needed, even on Christmas.

UPDATE: December 24 — Crews have been out clearing the Yellowhead Highway all night, but motorists can still expect intermittent snow packed sections with reduced visibility. RCMP say they responded to several minor collisions on the route last night, but all were injury free.


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