Category: The Eagle Blog
Published: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:00
Written by Ken Audette
Southwest Saskatchewan was blasted by high winds, and wet slushy snow on Wednesday morning that made highways treacherous and knocked out power in many parts of Swift Current.
We got several calls and texts to the Eagle about highways being like sheets of ice, vehicles in the ditch, and a semi had slid out of control and was blocking the Trans-Canada near the weigh scales west of the city. There was also an accident on the southside overpass in the city that had traffic reduced to one lane.
Power was knocked out in several areas of the city and forced the cancellation of school Wednesday morning at the Comp High School and Irwin.
The Department of Highways were out salting area roads this morning but the high winds were making it difficult for the salt to stick to highway surfaces.
A wind warning was in effect for most of Wednesday morning, but was expected to be lifted with wind dying down later in the day.
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for the calls, texts, and social media messages this morning about road conditions, power outages, accident updates and more. You are our eyes and ears in the community and by keeping us updated we can pass it on to everyone and help keep people informed and safe.