Winter made an early appearance in Broadview, complete with fierce winds and several inches of snow, bringing with it a nightmare for anyone trying to travel through the province.
A good chunk of southeast Saskatchewan was at a complete stand-still on Wednesday, October 27, when several semis ended up jack-knifed and blocking traffic on the #1 Highway. The west bound lane remained open for a time, but drivers were advised to avoid highway travel altogether that day.
Traffic also had to be diverted at Indian Head, and just east of Regina to prevent congestion further east on the #1 Highway.
The Grenfell Esso and Rosey’s Place were flooded with customers as a number of semis were forced to park alongside the highway and the along the Grenfell service road for several hours in order to wait out the highway closures.
Broadview wasn’t the hardest hit in the storm. Some surrounding areas received up to 18 centimetres of snow, as well as power outages.
The snow in Broadview will probably not last too long, as temperatures are expected to climb into the double-digits later on this week.