The Estevan Fire and Rescue Department is advising residents to be prepared for some difficult driving conditions as meteorologists are forecasting an Alberta Clipper to pass over Saskatchewan today.
"It's going to be a little less than ideal for driving conditions," shared Fire Chief, Dale Feser, "as well, as being outdoors for that matter. They are anticipating the likelihood of freezing rain, there could be ice pellets as well but the most significant thing is the high winds that they're anticipating."
"We're asking citizens, that should we experience this weather event, to drive accordingly and adjust your speed on the roads. Allow yourself time and if the weather is just that bad, don't go out if you don't have to."
The combination of freezing rain and high winds can make for some treacherous driving.
"What typically happens is the freezing rain bonds to the road and you have the higher wind conditions that is going to glaze over the freezing rain and give you the black ice situation where it may not be evident that the roads are slippery."
"When in doubt, make sure you adjust your driving speeds. Of course, you see the posted speed limit signs out there and that's for ideal driving conditions. When you're out on the highway and it's posted at 100 km/hr, and we have bad weather, it's probably best to be driving around 60-80 km/hr."
You can check the road report online.