Sturdy winds, drifting snow go away Saskatoon streets an icy mess – Saskatoon

Strong winds, combined with drifting snow, left an icy glaze on Saskatoon streets and sidewalks Tuesday morning.

Claypool Drive was temporarily closed due to extreme drifting and vehicles on the road by the airport. The city said that as of 11:30 am, the road has been re-opened to traffic.

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Sanding crews are focusing their efforts on Circle Drive and other major streets, bridges and intersections, according to a release from the city.

Strong winds are making sanding a challenge as it doesn’t stick as it is applied, officials said.

The city said crews are also addressing localized issues on streets with snow accumulation or drifting.

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A blowing snow advisory that was in effect for Saskatoon has been ended by Environment Canada.

Other parts of the province, including Regina, remain under the advisory.

Environment Canada said northwest winds with gusts up to 80 km/h will combine with flurries, producing near visibility at times. Conditions are expected to improve Tuesday afternoon.

Travel is not recommended on many highways and some highways in southern Saskatchewan are closed Tuesday morning.

The latest road conditions can be found on Saskatchewan’s Highway Hotline.

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