Dec 12: Highway 97 slippery, -12 C with windchill

The weather and roads for South Cariboo travellers

Highway 24 near Sheridan Lake this morning. Drive BC photo.

There are slippery sections on Highway 97 this morning from Loon Lake Road to Clinton and from Clinton to 93 Mile, according to Drive BC. There are also slippery sections on Highway 97 from 20 km north of Lac la Hache to Williams Lake.

There are fog patches this morning on Highway 24 from 13 km east of Bridge Lake to the junction with Highway 5 North, according to Drive BC.

The weather today is expected to be a mix of sun and cloud changing to mainly cloudy around 4 p.m. with a chance of flurries just before midnight, according to Environment Canada. For most of the day, the chance of precipitation is low (less than 40 per cent). Winds today are from the south-east or east and 10 km/h changing to variable and 5 km/h around 7 p.m.

The temperature is -7 C changing to-4 by midday, according to Environment Canada. With the windchill, it’s -12 C so you might want to put some long johns on your horse this morning.

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