Environment Canada screenshot, Jan. 4, 2019.

More snow expected next week in Quesnel

A highway warning remains in effect for Highway 97 through Quesnel

More snow is expected to fall in Quesnel next week, according to Environment Canada.

The forecast calls for some precipitation this afternoon — a mix of flurries and rain showers — followed by sun and cloud.

It’s currently 2 degrees in Quesnel, with a low of -3 degrees tonight.

Tomorrow (Saturday) will see sun and cloud during the day, followed by a 60 per cent chance of flurries over night.

Sunday has a 70 per cent chance of flurries with a high of -5 and a low of -7. Monday’s forecast also calls for snow, with a high of -4 and a low of -12. There is also a 60 per cent chance of flurries overnight Monday, and during the day on Tuesday.

The rest of the forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon, with lows of -12, and a high of -7 on Tuesday and -6 on Wednesday.

After two substantial snowfalls, as well as intermittent snow throughout the day yesterday, crews are still working to clear the roads in and around Quesnel. There remains a warning in effect for Highway 97, from Alexandria through Quesnel to just north of Hixon, for compact snow and slippery sections.

However, early this morning Emcon Quesnel tweeted that the travel advisory was “no longer required,” and that crews have the highway in “great condition.”

The tweet also says Emcon crews have been working nine straight 12 hour days to clear the snow, and indicates they would be shifting off the highway to work on other roads today.

There are also warnings for Nazko Road and the Barkerville Highway still in effect. Both warn of compact snow and slippery sections.



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