Update: According to Norm Mack, the salt and sand trucks have begun to succeed in bending the will of the icy roads.

He reports that the main arteries and roadways are clear and melted. However, he still recommends that motorists excercise caution on the side streets.

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After an opportunity to analyze the state of Estevan's streets and the work crews, City Roads and Drainage Manager Norm Mack believes it's a short matter of time before things are cleaned up.

"Already, some of the intersections are turned to water, they're thawing out. The city sand trucks will be doing priority one streets, your main arteries, school zones first thing, they'll be on the go most of the morning," he said.

"The trucks are working on Main Street, Fourth Street, Kensington, 13th Avenue/Souris North, the schools zones, they're doing a complete sweep of the city. The priority one streets will be done shortly. They'll (the crews) will continue to patrol them and apply salt as needed...We hope to have it under control within an hour or two."

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It's been another early morning for crews in the City of Estevan, as they scramble to tame the roads before the morning rush traffic gets going.

"Early this morning, our salt trucks were both out and there were aggressively spreading sand," stated Roads and Drainage Manager Norm Mack.

"It's very icy, so take precautions. It will take some time for that salt to activate. We're just warning motorists to slow down, because it's sheer ice everywhere."

Stay tuned for updates on the city streets as they are made available.

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