Freezing rain leads to treacherous morning commute in Saskatoon, surrounding areas
Published Friday, November 8, 2019 10:07AM CST Last Updated Friday, November 8, 2019 12:27PM CST
A car stuck a median on Airport Drive in Saskatoon Friday morning.
SASKATOON - In the wake of a freezing rain warning issued by Environment Canada drivers faced a slippery commute Friday morning.
A single-vehicle rollover led to traffic restrictions in the northbound lane on Circle Drive, north of Taylor Street. It's not yet known if anyone was injured, a Saskatoon Police Service news release said.
Officers responded to 15 crashes in total Friday morning, according to police.
Outside the city, two people were injured, one seriously, after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14, west of Saskatoon, according to RCMP. The crash forced the closure of the highway.
In Saskatoon, city crews applied salt to prevent icing on high-traffic priority streets, and 16 sanders continue treating ice with salt, the city said in a news release.
Environment Canada expects rain to continue periodically until noon Friday.