Environment Canada screenshot, Dec. 31, 2018.

Environment Canada screenshot, Dec. 31, 2018.

Snow predicted for first days of 2019

Environment Canada forecasts between two and 4 centimetres will fall New Year’s Day

Quesnel finally received a good load of snow Dec. 28 after a green Christmas Day, and more is on its way, according to Environment Canada.

Today’s forecast (Dec. 31) predicts a 40 per cent chance of flurries, with more expected overnight, and 2019 will be rung in with more white stuff, with periods of snow expected throughout the day and night on Jan. 1 and 2, with highs of zero degrees Celsius and lows of -2 degrees.

Environment Canada is predicting between two and four centimetres of snow will fall Jan. 1 in Quesnel.

Drive BC is currently reporting slippery sections on Highway 97 in Quesnel, as well as on the Nazko Highway and Highway 26 to Barkerville. Compact snow with slippery sections are also reported on Highway 97 in the Hixon area to the north, and near Soda Creek to the south.

Williams Lake received record-breaking snowfall on Dec. 28, while areas in and around Quesnel received up to 25 centimetres, according to Emcon Services division manager John Andrushko.

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