City crews responding to Winter Storm
High winds and combination of rain and then blowing snow are causing slight snow accumulation, icy conditions on roadways, bridges, intersections and sidewalks, and reduced visibility around the city. Crews are clearing snow off Circle Drive and other expressways, at locations where snow has drifted onto the roadway, monitoring high traffic roads, and applying de-icing material as required. For the most up-to-date weather forecast for Saskatoon, please visit Environment Canada.
Saskatoon residents should note the following during this weather event:
- If possible, stay off the roads when poor conditions are forecast or underway.
- Drivers that do venture out should be prepared for icy roads, snow accumulation and reduced visibility due to blowing snow and drifting. A reminder to keep an eye out for snow equipment – stay at least 2-3 vehicle lengths behind and be prepared to stop quickly.
- Wet and blowing snow can cover traffic signals and road signs. Stay aware at intersections and, when safe to do so, covered traffic lights and road signs should be reported to the City’s 24/7 Customer Care Centre at 306-975-2476 or email@example.com.
Saskatoon Light & Power staff are dealing with service interruptions and issues as they occur. Service Alerts with regular updates will also be issued when outages occur.
Saskatoon Transit continues regular service, however, may be affected by any changes in weather. Transit service alerts and real-time bus information is available on third-party apps like Transit and Google Maps Transit on desktop.
The City Landfill is temporarily closed to the public due to reduced visibility and blowing debris. Curbside waste collections will continue as scheduled or until further notice. Residents are reminded to store their waste carts as soon as possible after collection to avoid tipped carts and wind-blown litter. Further updates will be made available at saskatoon.ca/waste.
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is closed due to inclement weather. The Zoo is expected to re-open at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30.
A combination of freezing rain, snow, and strong winds can result in tree branch failure. To report storm damaged trees please call Urban Forestry at 306-975-2890 (Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) or the 24-hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476 (after hours and weekends). For more information, visit saskatoon.ca/treeinspections.