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Roads slick, some highways closed after freezing rain overnight
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:54AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:46PM CST
Residents in most of Saskatchewan woke up to slick conditions on Wednesday morning after freezing rain overnight.
In both Regina and Saskatoon, multiple crashes were reported during the morning commute, as drivers attempted to navigate the icy roads.
In Regina, Ring Road was closed between Arcola Avenue and Victoria Avenue after several semi trucks became stuck.
The city says their sanding trucks are out working on category one, two and three roads.
Regina police says it has responded to 50 collisions between midnight and 5 p.m. Seven of those collisions resulted in minor injuries. The Saskatchewan Health Authority had nearly 40 patients come in due to the poor weather conditions.
In Saskatoon, a two vehicle crash at Millar Avenue and 74 Street caused traffic tie-ups.
The Highway Hotline website shows that winter driving conditions exist on most of the highways in the province, and a portion of some highways were actually closed in the morning, including a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Regina, and a section of the Trans-Canada west of Regina near Belle Plaine where a semi rolled. The highway has now reopened in both spots.
RCMP is advising motorists not to head out on the highways unless it is necessary.