A map showing an area of Highway 97 under travel advisory Jan. 2. Drive B.C. map

UPDATE: Travel advisory for Highway 97 north and south of Quesnel lifted, slippery sections still reported

Rain on compact snow is causing slippery conditions Jan. 3

UPDATE, Jan. 3:

The travel advisory for Highway 97 has been lifted, but Drive B.C. is reporting slippery sections due to rain on compact snow between Alexandria and Olson Road, 25km south of Hixon.

Snow mixed with rain is forecasted in the Quesnel area for most of the day Jan. 3, according to Environment Canada.

ORIGINAL, Jan. 2:

Drive B.C. has issued a travel advisory for a section of Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Prince George Jan. 2.

The advisory affects both north and southbound lanes between Lynes Creek Road north of Wildwood and Chamulak Road near Stoner. (10 kilometres north of Wildwood to 21 kilometres south of Pineview).

Drive B.C. is reporting slippery sections and limited visibility due to heavy snowfall, and is advising motorists not to travel unless necessary.

Environment Canada is predicting snow mixed with rain for the Quesnel area for tonight, with a low of zero degrees Celsius.

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