Manitoba

Weather warnings, poor road conditions close some Manitoba schools again

Some Manitoba school divisions have cancelled in-school classes for the second day in a row due to poor road conditions from snowstorms this week.

Multiple divisions cancel in-school learning Wednesday amid warnings

A file photo shows a school bus covered in snow. With winter storm warnings in effect for another day for parts of southern Manitoba, some school divisions have again cancelled their classes on Wednesday morning. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Some Manitoba school divisions have cancelled in-school classes for the second day in a row due to poor road conditions from snowstorms this week.

Snowfall warnings and winter storm warnings were in effect for much of the southern half of Manitoba on Tuesday, with some areas getting 10 to 20 centimetres of snow.

Winter storm warnings issued Tuesday were extended in some parts of the province Wednesday.

The warnings and poor driving conditions have led to class cancellations in:

  • Border Land School Division.
  • Evergreen School Division.
  • Interlake School Division.
  • Lord Selkirk School Division.
  • Mennonite Collegiate Institute.
  • Pine Creek School Division.
  • Seine River School Division.
  • Sunrise School Division.
  • Red River Valley School Division.
  • Lakeshore School Division.
  • Hanover School Division.
  • Whiteshell School Division.

In the Prairie Rose School Division, St. Laurent School is closed, with staff told to work from home. Elsewhere in the division, in-school classes have been cancelled but staff are asked to work from school.

Prairie Spirit School Division has many schools closed, but not all. Details about which schools are closed can be found on the school division's website.

The Brandon School Division is not running buses outside the city Wednesday, and in Winnipeg, the Louis Riel School Division has cancelled buses east of Plessis Road and south of the Perimeter Highway due to inclement weather.

Buses are also cancelled in the Rolling River School Division, Beautiful Plains School Division, Mountain View School Division, Portage la Prairie School Division and Turtle River School Division.

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