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.

Severe weather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19: Quesnel businesses can access new support hotline

The Business Support Hotline is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quesnel Hospice patients have new ice machine

Northern Health and the regional hospital district helped with the purchase

COVID19: 94th Williams Lake Stampede officially cancelled for 2020 due to pandemic

Stampede directors hope to host a community event in the fall if possible

COVID-19: University of Northern B.C. moves to virtual grad celebration

The College of New Caledonia and Thompson Rivers University have cancelled their events

COVID-19: Northern Health moving into next phases of pandemic planning

Northern Health is working closely with the First Nations Health Authority

VIDEO: B.C. singer creates frontline workers tribute song

Cambree Lovesy’s song saluting those battling COVID-19 draws interest online

COVID-19 death toll reaches 50 in B.C., while daily case count steadies

B.C. records 34 new cases in the province, bringing total active confirmed cases to 462

UNBC opts for virtual convocation in June, commits to face-to-face after COVID-19

Interim president Geoff Payne said feedback prompted him to commit to traditional one when possible

Researchers to study whether plasma of recovered patients can treat COVID-19

Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood that contains the antibodies that protect against illness

B.C., Alberta health ministers urge public to stay home Easter weekend

Regional politicians, online petition calling for closure of provincial border to non-essential traffic

B.C.’s COVID-19 rent supplement starts taking applications

$300 to $500 to landlords for April, May and June if eligible

B.C. unveils $5M for mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Will include virtual clinics and resources for British Columbians, including front-line workers

B.C. First Nations Health Authority launches virtual doctor program

Program to provide primary health care through COVID-19 pandemic

Most Read