Wind warning around Humboldt, travel not recommended, Catholic schools moving online

HUMBOLDT — A wind warning is in effect around Humboldt. Highway travel is not recommended.

“Strong northwesterly winds gusting up to 90 km/h developed overnight in areas of western and central Saskatchewan. These strong wind gusts will move southeastward through the morning,” said a report from Environment Canada.

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“Winds will gradually begin to taper off from west to east this afternoon and through the evening. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.”

The Saskatchewan Highway Hotline does not recommend travel on Highways 5 and 20 due to the roads having zero visibility, covered with ice, with loose and drifting snow. Travel is also not recommended on Highways 16, 2, 368 and 6.

Classes at Humboldt's two Catholic schools, St. Augustine School and St. Dominic School, are being moved online due to the weather, the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools said on Facebook.

Buses are also being affected. The buses for the two Catholic Schools are cancelled. The Horizon school Division's list can be found here.

Carlton Trail College said that some of its courses may be taught online today.

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