UPDATE: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023, 5:00 PM
The poor road conditions around West Central have only gotten worse. Most highways are reporting ice covered roads, and snow drifts impacting things as well.
Travel is not being recommended on Highway 7 from Delisle to the Alberta border, or Highway 21 north and south of Kindersley as well as Highway 4 north and south of Rosetown. Other highways warning against travel include Highway 317, the entirety of Highway 31, and also Highway 44 from Glidden to Davidson and Highway 15 to Kenaston.
The Kindersley Fire Department also gave this reminder:
UPDATE: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023, 2:00 PM
Poor visibility has joined the travel warnings around Elrose, that have been on since early this morning. Each direction out of Kindersley as well as Rosetown is reporting poor visibility this afternoon with ice and snow causing havoc.
Reports from people online have shared a rollover near Biggar, and also a road blockage south of Kindersley as conditions remain poor nearly every direction around West Central.
UPDATE: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023, 10:00 AM
We could continue to see the weather deteriorate throughout the day, as poor visibility has joined the mix of conditions affecting people on West Central roadways today.
Ice covered and other slippery roads are being noted all around the region. Highway 4 south of Elrose is still reporting Travel Not Recommended, and the rest of the area has been reporting Winter Driving Conditions all morning long.
ORIGINAL: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023, 7:00 AM
This morning's forecast from Environment Canada is showing that freezing rain could be a problem today. The rain drops have already began to fall this morning, as the report for the day also noted a 30% chance of flurries.
Roadways were already icy last night. West Central Online received a call during the evening that it was glare ice on Highway 21 southbound from Kindersley all the way to Rosana Road.
For the most part Monday night's icy roads have carried into the morning, and rainy conditions early Tuesday aren't going to be making them much better as caution will be necessary for anyone travelling this morning.
Current updates around West Central have icy roads throughout, and travel is officially not being recommended south of Elrose. Poor visibility is also being noted on the routes for Cabri and area south of the river.
Take your time during this morning's commute, and check the Highway Hotline for updated information.