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Winter road conditions continue into afternoon commute; use caution

For immediate release: November 5, 2018 - 4:02pm
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The afternoon commute may be slower than normal due to winter driving conditions. Low temperatures and windy conditions are creating icy spots on many streets across Saskatoon.

The City will continue to apply a combination of pre-wet sand and salt to reduce ice on high-traffic roads through the afternoon commute. Plows, graders and sanders will continue to focus on high traffic roads such as Circle Drive, 8th Street, Idylwyld Drive and 22nd Street to improve conditions for the morning commute.

Drivers are reminded to slow down and use extra caution. 

 What you can expect from us

  1. Crews are actively sanding and salting roadways; plowing and grading will begin after 6 p.m.. All three activities will continue through the night.
  2. Even with the use of salt and sand, extra moisture from snow may cause slippery conditions during peak driving times, especially on bridges where ice particles are in the air above the river. 
  3. Transit service alerts and real-time tracking information is available at SaskatoonTransit.ca and on Google Maps or Transit App.  

 How you can help us

  1. Slow down and use extra caution.
  2. Watch for blue and amber flashing lights on snow maintenance equipment. If you encounter equipment on the road, slow down, remain at least 15 metres (2.5 car lengths) behind, and be ready to stop.
  3. When safe to do so, drivers can report icy locations to the 24-hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476 or email snow@saskatoon.ca.
  4. Be in the Know About Snow! Learn more about what happens when it snows at saskatoon.ca/snow.

Find real time alerts about grading progress when it snows at saskatoon.ca/service-alerts or follow us on Twitter @YXEServiceAlert.