The snowfall last week kept Weyburn Police Service members busy.

Police Chief Marlo Pritchard said they saw a number of accidents occur due to the snow, however, no injuries were reported.

"Great work by the City Works individuals. They cleaned up the streets very quickly, but we did see an increase in calls for accidents and snowmobiles," said Pritchard.

Pritchard said they saw many vehicles getting stuck in the snow. One incident involved two semis getting stuck at Queen Street and Highway 39, blocking the train tracks. Police informed CPR and the semis were towed without incident.

Pritchard also reminded residents that snowmobiles must be taken out of city limits by trailer before using. Anyone caught violating this bylaw could face a fine of $100. 

Pritchard said there are a few exceptions, however, for snowmobilers to enter the city to obtain food, fuel and lodging. From the east city limits snowmobilers may travel west to 16th Street along First Avenue NE; from west city limit they may travel east to Government Road S along Sixth Avenue S; from west city limit, south ditch of Highway 39 east to Government Road S; from east city limit, along the north side of Ebel Road to 220 metres west. More information on the snowmobile bylaw can be found HERE.

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