RCMP advise against travel as winter storm rolls in to Sask.

Storm rolling east from Alberta expected to bring heavy snow, freezing rain and high winds.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued weather warnings and special statements for most of the province as a winter storm is set to move in to Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan RCMP posted to Twitter to advise people to avoid highway travel if possible overnight Monday and through Tuesday.

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Forecasts called for as much as 30 cm of snow in some parts of the province, mainly in northern and central areas around Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Spiritwood and Duck Lake. Meadow Lake, Big River and Pelican Narrows were also under winter storm warnings Monday.

Areas south of where the heaviest snow is expected may see freezing rain as a low pressure system tracks east from the Alberta border through the day Tuesday.

A media release from the City of Saskatoon also urged drivers to be cautious and advised that crews would be putting salt down on freeways, bridges and off-ramps.

The snowfall was expected to end by Wednesday morning.

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Source: Einnews

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