UPDATE: The Highway Hotline has taken off the 'travel-not-recommended' label on most highways around Swift Current.

At the moment, just Highways 32 and 332 west of Swift Current still are listed as travel not recommended.


Adverse driving conditions have resulted in the Highway Hotline not recommending travel for a significant portion of southwest Saskatchewan around Swift Current.

Reduced visibility, with icy slippery sections, and loose, swirling, and drifting snow is present.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Mike McDonald said the light flurries dusting the area combine with wind to make it hard to see.

"It is fairly gusty out there this morning. Winds are up around 40 kilometres per hour and we're expecting wind gusts up around 50 this afternoon as that front pushes through. With that little bit of light snow in the air, there could be a little bit reduced visibility, especially out over open areas this afternoon with those gusty northwest winds."

Highway 1 from Rush Lake (east of Swift Current towards Moose Jaw) west to Carmichael (west of Swift Current towards the Alberta border) is coloured white on the Highway Hotline map - meaning travel isn't recommended.

Highway 4 from Saskatchewan Landing south through Swift Current through to the turnoff for Highway 343 also has travel not recommended, as well as Highways 32 up to Cabri, 332, 363, and 379.

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