6:30pm Update - Justin Share, Meteorologist with Environment Canada:
As the first potentially major storm of the year rolls it's way into the southeast, the Estevan Police Service is asking motorists to use wisdom.
"Remain off the roads unless it's absolutely necessary. Obviously, many people can see just by looking out outside that we're experiencing snowfall, as well as a mix of rain and freezing rain. This is making the roads considerably slippery, and icy conditions for motorists and pedestrians alike," stated Police Chief Paul Ladouceur.
"We're advising people to certainly be cautious of icy spots when walking, and especially motorists. Give yourself lots of stopping distance and take it slow, if you have to go out on the roads. Keep in mind that the plows will be out, making the rounds trying to clear the roadways as quickly as possible, and it makes it a lot easier when there's not heavy traffic volume."
Travel is not recommended on many of the highways in the southeast, due to ice, packed snow and reduced visibility. The storm is expected to last into Monday.
"Early this evening, you can expect this heavy snow to continue for the next few hours with some rapid accumulation. There's already been a few centimeters in just a couple hours reported at the airport in Estevan, so the snowfall rates are very high right now with this band of snow coming into the area. That is slowly pushing north, so I'm expected the accumulations to start to taper off a little bit, however, there's still going to be lingering snow and accumulation throughout the night and into tomorrow," said Environment Canada's Justin Share.
He added to make sure you stay on top of the latest watches and warnings issued, as well as the forecast.