An Alberta Clipper barreled through southern Saskatchewan and other parts of the province on Saturday, bringing rain and snow, which turned to ice overnight, and strong winds causing chaos on area highways.
As a result of Saturday's storm impacting road conditions, the Saskatchewan RCMP is advising against any unnecessary travel.
They say that if things look clear at your planned time of departure, make sure you still check the forecast and Highway Hotline as weather and road conditions can change very quickly.
Locally in Moose Jaw, many highways have either been closed or are listed as travel not recommended. As of 11:02 a.m. on Sunday, Highway 1 east of the city is closed from Belle Plaine to Regina, while traveling west Highway 1 is closed from Rush Lake to Swift Current. Travel is not recommended on Highway 39 from Moose Jaw to Weyburn.
Highway 2 north of Moose Jaw is listed as travel not recommended, while south of the city is seasonal driving conditions with an ice-covered highway, swirling and drifting snow, and reduced visibility.