The Saskatoon Police Service remains on the scene of a semi rollover in Saskatoon assisting with traffic restrictions.
Police are urging drivers to avoid the area of College Drive and Circle Drive. College Drive is currently closed between Circle Drive and Central Avenue after a semi hauling ammonia gas rolled onto its side at approximately 8:30 a.m., October 12, 2017. At this time, it is unknown how long the cleanup will take. Traffic is continuing to be diverted to Preston Avenue and Central Avenue. Drivers can expect significant delays.
A Saskatoon man is facing numerous charges after being found in possession of a variety of illicit drugs.
At approximately 7:45 p.m., October 8, 2017, the Saskatoon Police responded to a call of suspicious people in the 1800 block of Avenue D North. Officers observed a man walking in the area believed to be one of the reported suspicious people. On his person, Police discovered Methylphenidate (commonly referred to as Ritalin), hydromorphone and morphine sulfate. Methamphetamine and crack cocaine were also found packaged for distribution.
A 34-year-old male was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of Methylphenidate, Possession of Morphine, Possession of Hydromorphone and Breach of Undertaking (x2).
The scene of the collision at the intersection of Highways 41 and 5 on Saskatoon’s eastern edge, which occurred at 3:30 p.m., October 10, 2017, has been cleared and regular traffic flow has resumed.
The minivan was found to have been traveling south-bound on Highway 41 before attempting to turn east onto Highway 5. The semi was traveling east on Highway 5 when it struck the minivan. The driver of the minivan, an 83-year-old man, was charged with Fail to Yield right of way. He and his passenger were transported to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the semi, and lone occupant, were not injured.
The Saskatoon Fire Department was on scene to manage the diesel fuel leak from the semi.
The SPS would like to thank the public for your patience during the investigation and clean-up.