Hwy 97 travel advisory

UPDATE: 9:57 a.m.

DriveBC reports the travel advisory on Highway 97 now covers much of the Cariboo region, from 70 Mile House in the south, to Hixon in the north.

UPDATE: 9:50 a.m.

The Highway 97 travel advisory has been extended to include the region 30 kilometres to both the north and south of Quesnel.

UPDATE: 9:45 a.m.

A travel advisory is now in effect for Highway 97 in the Williams Lake area.

DriveBC reports limited visibility, with heavy snowfall in the region both north and south of Williams Lake, over a 75-kilometre distance.

UPDATE: 7:28 a.m.

A Pacific frontal system will continue to bring heavy snow to the Central Interior and the Columbia regions today and tonight.

Total snowfall amounts of 30 to 50 centimetres are expected by Thursday. The snow will ease by Thursday night as the system moves southward and weakens.

You are advised to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Road closures are possible. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

ORIGINAL: 6:53 a.m.

Winter driving conditions are reported all around the Interior today.

DriveBC has a freezing rain warning in effect for the Okanagan Connector.

Watch for freezing rain between Loon Lake and Clinton on Highway 97 and from Clinton to Mile 93.

You're advised to check with DriveBC before heading out this morning.

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