Winter Driving News

ABC Towing driver Bob Cook at work on a cold Dec. 9, 2016.

'Forgotten heroes:' Blizzards, cold weather mean busy day for tow truck drivers

By Britton Gray December 12, 2016 - 7:49am Updated: December 12, 2016 - 7:49am

Blizzards and frigid temperatures mean it's time for tow truck drivers to toss on a few more layers of clothing and get ready for a busy day of work.

Bob Cook is a...

 Garrett Roberts, a snow plow driver for nine years, said it is never safe to pass a snow plow when lights are flashing and its blade is down.

Dangerous career: Snow plow driver reminds people about highway safety

By Lisa Schick December 6, 2016 - 1:35pm Updated: December 6, 2016 - 3:09pm

In a province like Saskatchewan, where a personal vehicle is the most common way to get somewhere and often those can be long distances, the highway snow plow is essential in...

Regina police reported 15 crashes since midnight of Nov. 29, 2016.

15 car crashes within hours of first big snowfall in Regina

By 980 CJME November 29, 2016 - 11:32am Updated: November 29, 2016 - 11:32am

Regina police were kept busy on the roads following the first real snowfall of the season.

Police reported 15 vehicle crashes, including two hit and runs, since midnight...

Saskatchewan highway camera.

Warmer air brings freezing rain risk to big chunk of province

By Brent Bosker January 26, 2016 - 12:22pm Updated: January 26, 2016 - 12:30pm

The next 24 hours could get very slick on Saskatchewan roads

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement. The advisory covers the entire southern half of...

One of two cars involved in a crash on Circle Drive near Taylor Street.

Icy roads causing havoc on Saskatoon roads

By 650 CKOM January 19, 2016 - 9:09am Updated: January 19, 2016 - 10:17am

Icy, snow-dusted roads caused chaos on Saskatoon roadways during Tuesday's morning commute, sending one man to hospital.

Saskatoon police responded to at least 17...

A collision between a car and a transit bus has blocked traffic on Clarence Avenue on Jan. 15, 2016.

Driver in serious condition following collision with Saskatoon bus

By 650 CKOM January 15, 2016 - 11:08am Updated: January 15, 2016 - 11:59am

A man in serious condition continues to recover in hospital after his car collided with a Saskatoon transit bus Friday.

At around 7:40 a.m., police responded to a...

Mieka Cleary shows off a winter car kit

Happy, safe holidays

By Kevin Martel December 25, 2015 - 10:34am Updated: December 25, 2015 - 10:45am

With winter here and many people out on Saskatchewan highways travelling over the holidays, there's a reminder from the province to plan accordingly.

The emergency...

A layer of ice on a Regina street in January 2015.

Battling icy roads: Regina to test liquid salt in 2016

By Sarah Mills December 11, 2015 - 6:21am Updated: December 11, 2015 - 6:21am

The City of Regina is looking at a new way to tackle those icy commutes.   In the new year, it will be running a test of liquid salt.   Unlike the dry mix of salt and sand,...

Conditions on Highway 11 at Davidson on Dec. 10, 2015.

Rain and snow lead to icy roads across southern Saskatchewan

By 650 CKOM, Sarah Mills December 10, 2015 - 6:48am Updated: December 10, 2015 - 1:14pm

A combination of freezing rain and snow created slippery conditions across Saskatchewan Thursday morning.

The Highway Hotline had travel not recommended warnings across...

RCMP cruiser

Snow-covered highways claim at least 1 life near Saskatoon

By Kurtis Doering November 24, 2015 - 8:36pm Updated: November 25, 2015 - 6:12am

Every single highway out of Saskatoon was listed as not recommended for travel by the province's highway hotline Tuesday evening.

Those poor road conditions were the...

A lineup of cars, trucks and semis on Highway 11 near Dundurn.

Snowy, slippery roads reported across Saskatchewan

By 650 CKOM November 18, 2015 - 12:11pm Updated: November 18, 2015 - 12:15pm

Saskatchewan woke up to an icy blanket of snow Wednesday as winter officially arrived.

That meant driving conditions were slippery and for the most part slow-moving. For...