UPDATED: Caution required on roadways after overnight snowfall; multiple accidents reported
The City’s Director of Protective Services is reminding motorists to drive with caution today after a 5-centimeter snowfall overnight.
The North Battleford Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident this morning near the Saskatchewan Hospital. No injuries were reported, but the vehicle was travelling with excessive speed, causing a slide through a stop sign, before coming to a rest in a ditch.
It is anticipated there will be a large group of pedestrians representing the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation crossing 100th Street today between 10am and 2pm at the intersections of 19th Avenue and 20th Avenue.
Community Safety Officers will be present to help mitigate safety concerns for those crossing roadways and to serve as a visual reminder for drivers to obey posted speed limits.
City snow removal crews are on the roads this morning to provide snow clearing and plowing. Allowing distance between vehicles and snow removal equipment will help improve overall safety for operators and the public.
UPDATE from 15:46:
Further to this morning’s media release cautioning about the conditions of the roads in North Battleford, the North Battleford Fire Department, along with other emergency services personnel, responded to two additional motor vehicle accidents in the City this afternoon. The first was at 15th Ave and 100th Street and the second at 105th Street and 14th Avenue. Injuries from vehicle occupants are unknown.
The City’s Director of Protective Services is on one of the scenes presently and advises that the snowfall from last night coating icy conditions for the past two weeks is creating unsafe driving conditions.
For more information:
Candace Toma, Public & Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 | firstname.lastname@example.org