Update Saturday, Dec 15 by R Dyok: An intense frontal system crossing the BC interior resulted in strong winds.
In the Cariboo, Environment Canada reports peak winds as of late Friday afternoon of 81 km/h in Clinton, 69 km/h in Williams Lake, and 59 km/h in Quesnel.
Not surprisingly multiple power outages were reported to BC Hydro with more than 1,300 South Cariboo residents without power as of noon.
Winds are also anticipated for today, (Saturday, Dec. 15) with gusts up to 60 km/h.
Original Story Friday, Dec 14 by C Adams: High Winds and Outages in 100 Mile Area
Multiple power outages have been reported to BC Hydro in the 100 Mile House area.
According to BC Hydro, over 1,300 residents were without power in the area as of noon today. Crews are responding to mostly downed trees on power lines. They remind residents to not approach or touch downed lines, as they may be live, and to call BC hydro at call 1 800 BC HYDRO (1 800 224 9376).
A wind warning has been issued for the South Cariboo with wind gusts up to 80 km/h possible. Environment Canada says the wind should peak this afternoon and diminish this evening.