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Winter driving conditions expected for morning commute

For immediate release: September 29, 2019 - 3:10pm
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Environment Canada is forecasting 5-10 centimetres of snow beginning Sunday in Saskatoon.   

Because temperatures haven’t dropped below zero much this fall, the ground is still holding heat, which will melt snow as it falls. As temperatures drop, wet roads will be subject to freezing. City crews will clear driving lanes on freeways and high-traffic roads, and use salt to prevent ice from forming and sand to add traction.   

Drivers should slow down and use caution during the morning commute on Monday morning.   

Up to ten plows, fifteen graders and six sanders are ready to go to address possible worsening road conditions.  Please watch for their blue and amber flashing lights and leave room for road equipment to do their work.  

When safe to do so, please report icy road conditions to the 24-hour Customer Care Centre at 306-975-2476. Learn about winter road maintenance at saskatoon.ca/snow.