An Emcon plow truck clearing Highway 97 north of Quesnel last December. (Emcon Services)

Update: Snowfall warning in effect for Quesnel

Environment Canada says snowfall expected to taper off to flurries this afternoon

UPDATE: Snowfall with total amounts of about 15 cm continues in Quesnel today Feb. 5.

According to Environment Canada, a Pacific warm front is giving snow heavy at times, to the Cariboo and McGregor regions, as well as eastern sections of the Chilcotin region.

Snowfall over the Cariboo is expected to reduce to a few flurries late this afternoon.

Snow is expected to taper off over the Chilcotin this morning, while snow over McGregor will continue into this evening.

Environment Canada is encouraging area residents to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

ORIGINAL STORY: A snowfall warning is in effect for the Cariboo north region, including Quesnel, today (Feb. 4).

A total of 15 centimetres of snow will fall between this afternoon and Wednesday morning as a warm front moves across the area, according to the Environment Canada’s website.

Environment Canada says the snow will develop overnight and then ease off by Wednesday afternoon.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.” States the weather alert.

Environment Canada is encouraging area residents to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

A snowfall warning is also in effect today for Williams Lake.

DriveBC is warning drivers to beware of slippery sections on Highway 97.

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