Icy conditions wreak havoc on southern Saskatchewan roads

Residents in southern Saskatchewan woke up to icy conditions Wednesday morning that caused major problems on the roads.

Regina police report that there were 29 collisions in total between 12:00 a.m. Wednesday morning until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Five of those collisions caused minor injuries.

In Regina, a semi truck heading south on Ring Road near the Victoria Avenue off-ramp was completely turned around, forcing police to shut down the southbound lanes between Victoria and Arcola avenues.

The rollover left a lineup of semi trucks at a standstill along Victoria Avenue.

That section of Ring Road is now reopened. Arcola Avenue was also backed up this morning due to a vehicle colliding with a lamppost.

For those travelling east toward the Queen City traffic was backed up for most of Wednesday morning as White Butte RCMP closed a section of Highway 1 near Belle Plaine due to a semi truck rollover.

There was also a report of a semi truck rollover in the centre median near Pense around the same time.

Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has confirmed that the section of highway has been reopened but is advising people to stay off the roads between Belle Plaine and Regina.

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