Saturday, March 23, 2013

Living On the Prairies In the Winter

This has been the worst winter for snow and blowing snow that we have suffered through in a very long time. It is also one of the longest winters in recent history. It started in October, well before Halloween and is still going strong here at almost the end of March.

Just thought I would share some pictures that the Saskatchewan Highways Department took of our Trans Canada Highway this week. This highway is 2 hours north of us and carries the majority of traffice through this province. It goes from border to border of the province and right through some of the flatest areas (the Regina Plains) so the wind can really blow here, there is nothing to block it.

Enjoy the photos.
You can see the highway between drifts here. This is 2 lanes of the 4 lane highway.

Same area of the highway, just farther down the road. This is an area of the Trans Canada to the west of Regina around Belle Plaine.

We do use fences and such to close highways, but a good snowdrift works just as well.

You will be happy to know that roads were opened and traffic is moving once again.

However these are the roads that Kurt will need to travel on come next weekend. Sure hope the weather is good from now on.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.


  1. I cannot imagine living where winters are like this. I hope you start to see some signs of Spring soon.
    Mama Bear

  2. Yikes!
    We have winter storm warnings for Sunday ... telling us to expect up to 9 inches. I think you still have us beat ;)

  3. Wow! I can't imagine living in that much snow. Although when it gets over 100 degrees here, I would gladly try it. :) Hope Spring is right around your corner.