|SK Gets First Real Taste of Winter Driving|
|Written by Vanese M. Ferguson|
|Monday, 22 October 2012 08:18|
While it was 18 degrees in Regina for the Saskatchewan Roughrider game on Saturday, some parts of central Saskatchewan were getting their first taste of winter.
Traffic was backed up in the eastbound lanes for several kilometres Saturday after a semi slid into the side of a bridge under construction east of Maidstone.
Highways in the area at the time were snow and slush covered and plows were just getting out when the accident happened.
Regardless of weather, you can tell the seasons have truly changed - the first highway hotline report was issued today - all highways in and around Saskatoon are reporting good "winter" driving conditions.
And a reminder to Saskatoon motorists: phase one of the Highway 7 and Highway 14 interchange opened to traffic over the weekend. It includes the new on and off ramps from Highway 7 to Highway 14. All access to and from the west end of the city on Highway 7 will use these roads as opposed to Betts Avenue.