For the second straight day, Regina and eastern Saskatchewan are facing some pretty serious blizzard conditions.
Environment Canada has issued blizzard, snow fall and winter storm warnings for much of the eastern part of the province, from as north as Southend to as south as Estevan.
Environment Canada’s warning said the storm — an intense low pressure system — will continue to bring snow and strong gusting winds to the southeastern part of the province. Winds are expected to gust up to 80-90 kilometres per hour, which will cause blizzard conditions.
The weather warnings in place across most of the eastern half of Saskatchewan will likely remain in place for the rest of today.
“These dangerous blowing snow conditions and very cold temperatures with windchills will continue through the afternoon through tonight and slowly overnight the wind should ease,” explained Environment Canada meteorologist Terri Lang. “The snow fall should soon end but the windchills are going to be up quite a bit tomorrow as well so people should be aware of that when they are venturing out.”
The province’s Highway Hotline indicated travel was not recommended for several highways in the eastern part of the province, particularly around the Tisdale, Carlyle and Estevan areas. Earlier in the morning, highways into Manitoba were closed. More continued to close throughout Tuesday morning.
On social media, people shared photos and video of the weather they were experiencing.
— Border Services PRA (@CanBorderPRA) March 7, 2017
— Craig Boehm (@Skstormchaser) March 7, 2017
— TCMB (@CrunchyTanya) March 7, 2017
— Valerie Paulson (@SuperVal74) March 7, 2017
Manitoba also experiences blizzard
On Monday and Tuesday, Manitoba experienced conditions that were just as bad, if not worse, causing many highways to close.