A pair of new cameras are running or being installed along Highway 6 to give motorists and the provincial Highway Hotline a real time view of conditions. The newly announced installs are near Dafoe and near Naicam on the CanAm Highway.
They are among six new cameras, bringing the total number of static cameras deployed across the province to 50, according to a release from the Ministry of Highways.
"Our government continues to enhance the Highway Hotline's service to ensure motorists have more ways to plan their journey and make an informed decision," Highways Minister Lori Carr said.
The other four new cameras are located on:
Highway 14 near Macklin;
Highway 16 near Sheho;
Highway 40 near Blaine Lake; and
Highway 55 near Smeaton.
The government release notes that the network of camera locations can be seen online at https://hotline.gov.sk.ca/cctv or on the Highway Hotline mobile app. Images are refreshed approximately every five minutes and provide Highway Hotline staff with regular updates on highway conditions.
The first four cameras were integrated into the Highway Hotline system in 2011. It included one along Highway 2 near Weyakwin between La Ronge and Prince Albert; two along Highway 11 between Saskatoon and Regina with one south of Dundurn (Blackstrap) and another at Davidson; and one along Highway 3 near Paradise Hill northeast of Lloydminster.