Southwest felt the worst of Sunday’s blizzard

The Southwest took the brunt of the blizzard which passed through Saskatchewan on Sunday.

Environment Canada is reporting that the Eastend area received 45 centimetres of snow, with the Cypress Hills region being blanketed with 37 centimetres of snow. The Consul area was hit with 18 centimetres of snow.

Additionally, the worst of the winds were also experienced in the Southwest. Eastend received a peak gust of 87 kilometres per hour, Swift Current had an 83 kilometre per hour gust, followed by Val Marie with a gust of 80, while both Maple Creek and Leader recorded 77 kilometre per hour gusts.

By Sunday evening, portions of the TransCanada Highway were re-opened after being closed during the worst of the blizzard conditions. However, as of 8 p.m. on Sunday, travel was still not recommended on a portion of the TransCanada Highway between Swift Current and Moose Jaw, along with roads south of Swift Current and Moose Jaw.