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Snowfall Warning in effect For South Cariboo

Update Friday AM: Visibility may be suddenly reduced as Environment Canada has upgraded a special weather statement for 100 Mile House to a snowfall warning.

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

“We do expect the greatest snow amounts to be further south and this is why 100 Mile region was not initially part of the areas impacted by snowfall warnings,” says meteorologist Andre Besson with Environment Canada.

“The further north you go the less snow amounts you can expect. Generally speaking near Williams Lake you can expect 5 cm of snow and I don’t really expect any accumulation over the Quesnel area tonight.”

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A travel advisory is in effect for both directions of Highway 5 and Highway 97 C. DriveBC says travelers should expect compact snow and slippery sections. Heavy snowfall will also produce limited visibility at times.

Travellers are advised to exercise caution, be prepared for potential delays, and consider alternate routes.

Original Story Published Thursday PM: Another bout of heavy snow is expected Friday according to Environment Canada that has issued a special weather statement for 100 Mile House and also Highway 97-Clinton to 100 Mile House via Begbie Summit.

Environment Canada says that the storm system will intensify late Friday and continue Saturday morning.

The southwest interior is expected to be hardest hit where 15 to 25 cm are possible.

Elsewhere, lesser accumulations ranging from 5 to 15 cm are likely.

DriveBC as of late Thursday afternoon was reporting road conditions as compact snow with slippery sections, and limited visibility with blowing snow.

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