Spring Storm Unleashes Fury Across The North

Monday, April 21, 2008 at 13:36



A system that buried sections of western Saskatchewan with snow over the weekend will be slowly making its way across the province’s north over the next day or so.


Winter storm warnings have been issued in the La Ronge, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Beauval and Buffalo Narrows regions.


There are also snowfall warnings in La Loche, Fond du Lac, Stony Rapids, Wollaston Lake and Southend — and freezing rain warnings are in effect in Pelican Narrows, Cumberland House and Creighton.


La Ronge is also expected to see freezing rain.


Environment Canada spokesman Bob Cormier says those areas could see as much as 30 cm of snow over the next 24 hours.


Weekend snow has already closed roads in the Meadow Lake and Buffalo Narrows regions — while travel is not recommended in the North Battleford, Big River and Kindersley areas.


Cormier says while the lion’s share of the forecasted snow will have fallen by tomorrow morning, it could be Wednesday before this system finally moves out of northern Saskatchewan.