Several new cameras have been placed on certain roads in Saskatchewan in hopes of giving travelers the information they need to plan a safe trip this winter.
On Tuesday, the Saskatchewan government announced that an additional 10 new cameras were installed as part of the Highway Hotline so that motorists can check in and see what road conditions are like before hitting the road.
“The Highway Hotline receives millions of web visits and phone calls annually and our government continues to build a safer Saskatchewan,” Highway Minister Fred Bradshaw said Tuesday. “We are listening to the public and our citizens have indicated that they would like to see more cameras available to help plan the trip.”
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New camera locations include:
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- Highway 1 near Secretan, east of Chaplin
- Highway 1 at the junction of Highway 37 near Gull Lake
- Highway 4 at the junction of Highway 3 near Glaslyn
- Highway 7 near Alsask
- Highway 9 north of Highway 209 junction near Moose Mountain
- Highway 9 at the junction of Highway 229 between Yorkton and Canora
- Highway 10 in Melville
- Highway 16 at the intersection of Highway 2 near Colonsay
- Highway 39 east of the Estevan bypass
- Highway 39 north of the US border near Roche Percée
Travelers can view the cameras and ministry staff will use them to monitor and report road conditions throughout the province through the Direct Highway Line.
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The government reminds the public that the Highway Hotline can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the winter months to ensure updates are available day and night.
Updates are posted on the hotline website and social media pages.
Automatic road updates can be accessed by phone by dialing 511.
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