8:57 p.m. - The storm is causing numerous power outages across the southeast. In a tweet this evening, SaskPower has stated they are aware of the outages, but the conditions are too severe for crews to work to restore power. As a result, they are standing down for the remainder of the evening, and crews will return to work in the morning when conditions are expected to improve.
8:46 PM: Update: SaskPower crews are aware of multiple outages affecting customers in the SE corner of the province. However due to strong winds and hazardous work conditions crews will be standing down for the evening and will be heading back #skoutage 1/2— SaskPower (@SaskPower) April 24, 2022
The winter storm is impacting more highways across the southeast. Travel is now not recommended on Highway 39 from Midale to Estevan. It is also not recommended on Highway 18 from Estevan to Oungre, and Highway 47 from Estevan to the Handsworth Road.
Game two of the SJHL finals was delayed in its start and then suspended with just under a minute remaining in the first period due to the power outages in Estevan. While there is backup power at Affinity Place, there is no word if they will be resuming the game under those conditions at this time.
7:04 p.m. - More highways are now affected by the storm. Highway 48 is now closed from the junction with Highway 47 to the Manitoba border. Highway 9 is closed from Carlyle to the TransCanada Highway. Power has also been knocked out at Affinity Place in Estevan, meaning a delay to the start of Game two of the SJHL finals.
6:05 p.m. - A number of highways in southeast Saskatchewan have been closed as a result of the weather conditions. This includes Highway 1 from Whitewood to the Manitoba border, Highway 48 from the junction with Highway 9 to the Manitoba border, and Highway 8 from the junction with Highway 13 to the Qu'Appelle Valley.
4:31 p.m. - The storm is causing issues for travel in some parts of the southeast. At this hour, travel is not recommended on Highway 13 from Stoughton east to the Manitoba border. Travel is also not recommended on Highway 9 from Carlyle heading north.
10:45 a.m. - The snow has started to fall in the Estevan area. Environment Canada is expecting upwards of 10 millimetres of rain to fall in the area throughout the day, with up to 15 centimetres of snow. Another 15 centimetres of snow is expected overnight.
10:00 a.m. - SaskPower is reporting crews have been dispatched for an outage in the Corning, Ocean Man and Handsworth areas. There is no word at this time as to the cause of the outage, or if it is related to the weather.
The precipitation started falling in earnest in the southeast this morning, and it is expected to continue right through until tomorrow morning. In the Estevan area, it started out as light rain, with some ice pellets, and is expected to turn to snow as the day went on.
Conditions on the highways throughout the southeast were reported as wet and subject to freezing in the morning. Environment Canada was expecting conditions to worsen throughout the day as the snow started.
Stay up to date with the latest highway conditions by visiting the Discover Estevan Road Report page.
Upwards of 30 centimetres of snow are expected in the Weyburn area by the time the system moves through tomorrow afternoon. The forecast is also calling for wind gusts of upwards of 80 km/h during the day today, and into the evening.
You can stay up to date with the latest weather information on the Discover Estevan Weather page.
We will continue to keep you up to date as the conditions change.