The snowfall warning has ended at last, but people across the southern half of the province are still digging out from more than a foot of snow after the massive storm.
Regina got more than 35 centimetres of snow but some areas to the east saw closer to 40 centimetres or 15 inches.
Looking outside this morning people might think they dreamed they shovelled on Monday, because the snow is deep once again. The worst is over, but you may still need to keep the shovel handy.
Timelapse from the snowstorm starting with first snowfall on Saturday, resuming Sunday morning, and finishing Monday evening. Note how little snow there was to start with! #skstorm @weathernetwork @CJMENews @CBCSask pic.twitter.com/UtMbpxscqb
— Joshua Zorn (@JoshZorn) March 6, 2018
“It’s mostly tapered off now, there’s a remnant trough of low pressure that’s over eastern Saskatchewan that’s going to give another few centimetres,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Dan Fulton. “Maybe a couple for Regina and maybe a little bit more further east, but basically the majority of the system is done now.”
For people getting their cars stuck, cab companies in Regina are reporting wait times of a couple hours at least. Tow truck companies are warning people it could be a wait of two to four hours by mid-morning.
City crews have been cycling through category one and two roads and snow routes are now in effect with parking bans on parts of Victoria Avenue, Winnipeg Street and College Avenue. Watch for a blue sign with a snowflake marking snow routes.
Most travel advisories across the province have been lifted on the Highway Hotline, but there are a problem areas on the highways, particularly around the Estevan area. Texters are also reporting slippery conditions on Highway 1 east of Balgonie. Check the Highway Hotline for updates.
Schools are still open for parents and kids who can actually get there. But school buses are cancelled for Regina Public Schools and Regina Catholic Schools.
There is a long list of bus cancellations on the Prairie Valley School Division website.
Prairie South School Division has cancelled all city and rural buses for Moose Jaw, Avonlea and Bengough plus several routes in Lindale. Check the website for the full list.
In the Southeast Cornerstone School Division all rural and city buses are cancelled for Weyburn schools and the same is true for most towns in the region. Check the website for the details.