UPDATE: As of 6:00am this morning, the Highway Hotline has reopened all of the highways around Estevan and surrounding communities. 

Highway 1 west heading to the Manitoba border is still closed due to the Montana low now making its way northeast heading Melville and into Manitoba.

Highway Hotline for the Southeast posted on March 3, 2024

Environment Canada is still asking the public to be cautious on the road for the next couple of days. A small system will pass over the Southeast, bringing some wind and snow to the area. 

The original story from this weekend is below.

Due to the winter storm blanketing the Southeast, travel has been affected for much of the area. 

The Highway Hotline is reporting poor visibility for most highways around Estevan and surrounding communities, as of March 3rd at 4:00pm


Highway Hotline for March 3, 2024

Highways around Bienfait, Carlyle, Roche Percee, Oxbow and Carnduff are showing poor visibility on the Highway Hotline. Highway 8 north of Redvers, Highway 8 near Wawota and much of Highway 1 westward, including parts of Moosomin, have been closed due to the heavy snowfall that's been forecasted for the area. 

Highway 1 West from Regina en route to Winnipeg has been closed due to swirling, loose snow with poor to zero visibility and icy sections. 

The City of Estevan announced on their Facebook page that travel is not recommended for highways around the city. 

According to Environment Canada, the winter storm brought by the Montana low is supposed to bring up to 40 centimetres of snow to Estevan and surrounding regions till Monday night. Wind gusts of up to 70 kilometres an hour will contribute to the low to near-zero visibility. 

Stay weather ready! Download the DiscoverEstevan app for up-to-date local forecasts. If you decide to travel, check our Road Reports link to see the condition on the road before you head out.