SASKATCHEWAN — Saskatchewan RCMP’s Division Operational Communications Centre received 139 weather-related calls for service from March 10 to 12. The province experienced a wintry blast that created less-than-ideal driving conditions, leading to traffic collisions and hazards such as vehicles stuck in snowbanks.
Of the 139 calls, approximately a third (49) were received from the area around Regina, including the White Butte, Indian Head, Moose Jaw, Southey, Lumsden, Milestone, and Weyburn detachment areas.
Fortunately, there were no fatal collisions reported to Saskatchewan RCMP from March 10 to 12. However, the RCMP reminds motorists not to pack up their winter driving skills too prematurely.
If you are planning to travel, please consult with the weather forecast and the Highway Hotline. If road conditions look like they are or may become poor, consider delaying travel if possible. Regardless of the weather conditions, it’s always recommended to ensure your vehicle is stocked with emergency supplies and to drive appropriately for the current weather conditions.
Stay safe on the roads, no matter the weather.