Update April 21
On Friday, City crews are focusing on clearing downtown routes. The City asks for patience as the current weather conditions and heavy snow are making it difficult to clear roads and sidewalks efficiently.
Contractors are being used to support with the downtown cleanup.
The City thanks the community for its patience and understanding during this unprecedented amount of snow.
Update April 20
On Thursday, City crews are removing snow along priority routes. Once priority routes are cleared, Public Works will begin allocating equipment to clear secondary routes.
Clearing of Weyburn’s downtown will begin April 21, as the snow is currently too wet to use snow blowers. You can view the snow removal route map here.
The City is reminding residents to avoid pushing snow from driveways, sidewalks and walkways onto the road as it creates difficult conditions for equipment to clear snow in residential areas.
We encourage drivers to visit the Highway Hotline before travelling. Please also avoid travel in the city if you are able.
The City appreciates the patience and understanding of the community as we work safely and quickly to clear roads.
View the latest updates to garbage and recycling collection for April 20-21.
Update @ 3 p.m., April 19
Please see the following message from Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA):
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.
Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.
April 19, 2023
The City of Weyburn remains under a winter storm warning, issued by Environment Canada, throughout Wednesday.
As of 7:30 a.m., crews have been maintaining priority, emergency and highway routes within the city. Priority routes will remain the focus until the weather system subsides. At that time, the Public Works department will evaluate what resources can be allocated to clearing primary and secondary routes.
Travel on highways is not recommended unless necessary and extra caution should be taken when driving within city limits.
The City appreciates the patience and understanding of the community as we experience an unprecedented amount of snowfall throughout the week.