There are several power outages in the Central Cariboo Wednesday, Jan. 13, including near McLeese Lake. (BC Hydro image)

There are several power outages in the Central Cariboo Wednesday, Jan. 13, including near McLeese Lake. (BC Hydro image)

Power outages impacting 400-plus customers in Central Cariboo, Chilcotin

BC Hydro said a wind storm has caused the majority of the outages

There are several power outages in the Central Cariboo Wednesday, Jan. 13, due a wind storm overnight.

The hardest hit areas are Chilanko Forks east, Likely and outlying areas of Williams Lake, noted BC Hydro on its website, noting all available crews will be continuing work throughout the day to safely restore power.

About 400 customers are without power.

Other areas impacted inclue the 200 Block of Borland Drive, 3500 block of Valley Road, 5900 block of Cedar Creek Road, 900 and 1000 block of Mission Road, at Tl’etinqox First Nation, 1900 block of 108 Mile Road, 3200 block of Moorehead Road, 5500 block of Winkley Creek Road, 6400 block of Big Creek Road, north of Soda Creek Road, northeast of Keithley Creek Road and south of Spooner Road, west of Robertson Road, South of McLeese Lake Road and south of Highway 97.

School buses in the surrounding area are cancelled due to road conditions.

Read more: SNOW DAY: School buses cancelled in Williams Lake and surrounding area

There are slippery conditions and compact snow in various areas along Highway 20, reports Drive BC.

Additionally, Highway 97 has slippery sections from Clinton to Prince George.

A snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada has ended as of 8:05 a.m. Wednesday morning.

It is presently -1C at the Williams Lake Airport with a low of -8C in the forecast overnight.

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