Drivers looking to travel south from northern BC, are still being forced to detour around fires through the central interior. Closures remain in place along Highway 97 as of Sunday morning.
Drive BC says the highway remains closed to southbound traffic near Kersley, about 15 kilometres south of Quesnel. The highway is also closed in both directions from Cache Creek to Clinton.
An update early Sunday afternoon made no changes to the closures, suggesting the road closures will remain in place for at least a few more days.
Northern drivers headed to southern BC need to detour east of Prince George along Highway 16 and then south along Highway 5.