Update Sat July 8: Please click here for a Saturday morning update on the highway closures.
Motorists be advised that Highway 97 South of Quesnel is CLOSED due to a forest fire.
Closed in both directions 15 km south of Quesnel because of Forest Fire. Alternate route available via Hwy 16 through Prince George to Tete Jaune Cache then Hwy 5 to Kamloops. Estimated time of opening currently not available; Assessment in progress. Next update Saturday July 8 at 6:00 am. Updated on Fri Jul 7 at 7:35 pm PDT. (ID# 249641)
At this time PJXM does not have information on this fire or the severity of it.
Also please note that PJXM is not posting information regarding evacuation alerts or orders on forest fires burning south of Williams Lake.
We will however be ready to post any information regarding forest fires for the Quesnel/Prince George region to Mackenzie along Highway 97 and Highway 16 to Vanderhoof and to the east to McBride this fire season.