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Highway Hotline breaks a record with 13 million visitors

Highway Hotline is a go-to site for many to know whether or not they should travel.

Over the past year, there have been more than double the number of regular visits to the site compared to the previous year.

Saskatchewan drivers have used the interactive map over 13 million times.

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“The Highway Hotline provides essential real-time information on road conditions,” said Highways Minister Fred Bradshaw.

“It gives drivers the information they need to make safe choices about highway travel in Saskatchewan. »

With the uncertain winter weather conditions, drivers may have called on the Highway Hotline to prepare for highway travel.

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Staff work around the clock when a storm hits the province to ensure drivers have accurate and up-to-date road information.

Page views soared to 1.2 million in April alone.

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The majority of site visits took place during the spring storm that rolled into southeast Saskatchewan, leaving behind piles of snow in many areas.

“I would like to thank the dedicated staff of the Highway Hotline for providing this vital service to the people of Saskatchewan,” said Bradshaw.

“Many people rely on this service to help them with their travel decisions. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many snow plow operators who worked tirelessly during this difficult winter season.

The helpline uses more than 40 road cameras across the province, allowing travelers to see weather conditions at many different locations.

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