Freezing rain warning issued for parts of Saskatchewan – Global News

Freezing rain warning issued for parts of Saskatchewan - Global News
Freezing rain warning for Battlefords, Saskatoon, Humboldt
Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for parts of Saskatchewan, including Saskatoon.

A warm front moving into the province on Friday morning will bring freezing rain to the Yellowhead corridor, the agency said.

A single-vehicle rollover led to traffic restrictions in the northbound lane on Circle Drive, north of Taylor Street. Its not yet known if anyone was injured,  a Saskatoon Police Service news release said.

A freezing rain warning has been issued for areas along Highway 16, including Lloydminster, the Battlefords, Saskatoon, Humboldt and Wynard.

Environment Canada warned surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery, adding drivers should be prepared to adjust to changing conditions.

In Saskatoon, city crews applied salt to prevent icing on high-traffic priority streets, and 16 sanders continue treating ice with salt, the city said in a news release.

FREEZING RAIN: In and around Saskatoon. Freeways are very icy and most main roads have slippery conditions. Use extreme caution and expect a slow commute. #yxe #yxetraffic pic.twitter.com/xhPFYKegzk

“(Friday) is going to be a bit of a dog’s breakfast during the day in Saskatchewan. (There will be) lots of snow particularly in areas to the north and west of Regina, plus that risk of freezing rain. (There will be) some wind causing some blowing and drifting snow.”

The freezing rain is rain expected to ease later this morning.  The weather office is forecasting temperatures to hover around the freezing mark today.

“We are expecting another (system) to form overnight and that may brush the Regina area. It looks like it’s going to be in the overnight period and then it will turn to snow,” Environment Canada meteorologist Terri Lang said.