Travel still not recommended on portions of the TransCanada

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Winter weather causes difficult driving conditions

Travel not recommended advisories extended into Dec. 3

Travel is still not recommended on the TransCanada Highway from Swift Current to Tompkins after heavy snows slammed the Southwest on Monday and early this morning.

This is the only Southwest roadway under a travel not recommended advisory according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Highway Hotline website. Winter driving conditions, and specifically drifting conditions, are being experience on most area roadways.

The portion of the TransCanada from Swift Current to Tompkins is described as Ice Covered, with snow drifts, icy or slippery sections, along with swirling and drifting snow.

Highway #21 north and south of Maple Creek has been removed from an earlier travel not recommended advisory.

Roads in Alberta are also in poor driving conditions, with the TransCanada closed from Brooks to Calgary following blizzard conditions overnight.

Individuals who do have to travel are reminded to visit the Highway Hotline website at http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/road-conditions/ for the most current highway conditions.

Organizations: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Highway Hotline

Geographic location: Rush Lake, Alberta, Swift Current

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