Saskatchewan RCMP reminds drivers to be prepared for winter’s last gasp

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The RCMP wants to warn drivers and remind them to be properly prepared for the weather coming up in March.

A large area of Saskatchewan will be hit with severe weather starting on Saturday, with the worst expected to hit on Sunday consisting of lots of snow, harsh wind, and reduced vision.

“March is truly coming in like a lion this year. We already have winter storm watches and weather advisories in place,” says Supt. Grant St. Germaine, the officer in charge of Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Services. “We’ve been warned the weather – and thus the roads – are likely to be poor this weekend. We remind Saskatchewan residents to plan ahead. If you can delay travel this weekend, do so. If you must travel, remember to check the weather forecast and road conditions along your route before you depart.”

If you are thinking about driving over the weekend, the RCMP advises you to consider safety tips such as scraping the ice from your windows, removing snow from your vehicle, slowing down on snow or slippery roads, not using cruise control, and being packing equipment such as clothes, candles, matches, snacks, and booster cables in case you find yourself stuck or stranded on the highway.