School buses are not running in the Williams Lake and 100 Mile House areas on Jan. 14, 2020. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)

School buses cancelled again in Cariboo, where coldest place in B.C. hits -48 C

Buses are cancelled for a second day for kids in Williams Lake, 100 Mile and Quesnel

Extreme weather has forced the cancellation of school buses in the Williams Lake, Quesnel and 100 Mile House areas for a second day.

As of early Tuesday morning, it was -34 C in Williams Lake, -29 C in 100 Mile House, and -38 C in Quesnel.

The coldest place in B.C. was at Puntzi Mountain, west of Williams Lake at -48 C.

An extreme cold warning continues over much of the province, with bitterly cold Arctic air entrenched over the Interior until Wednesday. Occasional winds to 15 km/h will give wind chill values down to -40 C.

READ MORE: School buses cancelled east and west of Williams Lake due to extreme cold

Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill, warns Environment Canada.

On Monday, Williams Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Del Byron reminded drivers to dress warm and keep emergency supplies in their vehicles.

DriveBC is reporting slippery sections and reduced visibility on sections of most highways in the Cariboo Chilcotin region.

READ MORE: Stop throwing snow to solve disputes, Trail RCMP says


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