Freezing rain prompts rural school closures and bus route cancellations

Freezing rain conditions throughout some parts of northwestern Ontario have caused the closure of several schools and school buses on Tuesday morning.

Schools and bus routes in Thunder Bay rural area are cancelled due to extremely poor road conditions

With the freezing rain coming down on Tuesday morning, officials have decided to cancel many schools and bus routes in rural portions of northwestern Ontario. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via Associated Press)

Freezing rain conditions throughout some parts of northwestern Ontario have caused the closure of several schools and school buses on Tuesday morning.

According to statements released by officials, school bus routes in all of Thunder Bay rural areas are cancelled for the day as well as several Lakehead Public Schools and Thunder Bay Christian schools.

School Closure List

  • Crestview
  • Gorham Ware
  • Kakabeka Falls
  • McKenzie
  • Whitefish Valley
  • Valley Central

Officials said Norwesterview and 5 Mile Elementary are both open but busses are cancelled. 

Urban public schools as well as Thunder Bay Catholic and French Catholic schools are open today as well with some delays for the weather. Reported delays and updated details can be found on the Student Transportation Services website.