The Saskatchewan RCMP issued a warning at 10:47 Sunday morning urging people to avoid highways across the province, if possible.

“Officers across the province are reporting that weather is impacting road conditions due to snow and gusting winds,” stated the release. “Roads may be slippery/icy and snow-covered in some areas with reduced visibility.

“Please refrain from travelling on the highways if possible. If things look clear at your planned time of departure, make sure you still check the forecast and Highway Hotline as weather and road conditions can change very quickly.”

The Highway Hotline advises against travel across the southeast, as of Sunday morning. Icy, slippery sections are being reported, along with drifting snow and areas with reduced visibility. You can check the detailed map here.

“If you absolutely must travel, ensure you have plenty of gas, a fully charged cell phone, food, water and extra warm clothing packed,” said the release.

Strong winds are expected to ease a little bit Sunday afternoon (decreasing from 90 kph in the morning to 60 in the afternoon). They should subside overnight, but pick up to 60 on Monday. A second system is slated to bring snow and blowing snow beginning Monday night. The latest weather details are available here.