An overturned vehicle rests upside down in the ditch along Highway 20 in Williams Lake near the golf course, reminding other motorists of the icy road conditions Saturday. An overnight rainfall followed by plunging temperatures has created black ice, that has been reported on sections of Highway 97, Highway 20 and the Chimney Lake Road. Angie Mindus photo

Road conditions require caution, patience and attention

Highway 97 in Quesnel compact snow and slippery section, black ice Williams Lake to 100 Lac la Hache

Quesnel and area residents who are going to be driving Highway 97 this morning are going to want to slow down and keep their distance from the drivers in font of them.

While Drive BC is noting the highway has compact snow and slippery section both north and south of Quesnel, it’s a bit of an understatement.

There are definitely slippery sections and the compacted layers of raised tire-width snow that will grab a motorists tires.

Going south from Quesnel, there is black ice 22 kilometres north of Williams Lake through to Lac la Hache, and only slippery sections from 100 Mile House down to Cache Creek.

Road conditions are good from Cache Creek to Kamloops and south down the Fraser Canyon.

There are falling rocks from Spences Bridge to Jackass Mountain Summit.

Weather report

Quesnel and area is going to see some snow today — around five centimetres.

Wind will be south at 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h becoming light this afternoon with a high of -3C.

Tonight there will be periods of snow ending late this events and then partly cloudy. Low will be around -8C.

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