Blizzard, snowfall warnings in effect for eastern Saskatchewan

Snow squall alert over for Chatham-Kent, warning ends for Sarnia-Lambton

Environment Canada has issued multiple blizzard and heavy snow warnings across much of the eastern half of the province.

A significant winter storm system will be blasting a large area today, from the southeast corner of the province up to Brabant Lake in northern Saskatchewan.

The national weather service says an intense low pressure system travelling north from Montana will bring winds of 40 to 70 km/h to Estevan, Weyburn, Regina, Yorkton and Kamsack, with local wind gusts up to 90 km/h.

Visibility is expected to be sitting at 400 metres or less with blowing snow.

It's expected to get worse as the day goes on.

By Tuesday, winds are expected to pick up to 60 km/h with wind gusts of 90 km/h. 

Regina under blizzard advisory

Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle and Indian Head were originally under a snowfall advisory, but were upgraded to a blizzard as of 9:30 a.m. CST.

It's expected the snow will make travel difficult. Environment Canada is warning people that weather may change quickly and travel conditions will likely deteriorate.

Snowfall accumulation in eastern Saskatchewan will be in the 25-35 cm range by mid-Tuesday morning before the heavy snow tapers off as the system pulls out of the region.

It's expected that the system should be gone by Tuesday night.