Storm Watch, Cancellations, School Buses

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Wednesday

SCHOOL BUSES

Late

  • First Student 149 to Hewitt’s Creek P.S – 15 minutes
  • Sharp W931 to St. Theresa’s Catholic HS – 25 minutes
  • Switzer 629 to Tecumseth South Central PS – 15 minutes
  • Sinton 126 to Baxter Central PS – 15 minutes
  • First Student 612 to Alternative Secondary School – Innisfil Campus, Innisfil Central PS, Nantyr Shores S.S – 30 minutes
  • Sharp W931 to St. Theresa’s Catholic HS – 15 minutes
  • Sharp 798 to Canadian Martyrs CS, James Keating ES – 25 minutes
  • Hammond M147 to Muskoka Falls Public School – 15 minutes
  • Campbell M122 to Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School, Monck Public School, Monsignor Michael O’Leary Catholic Elementary School – 15 minutes
  • First Student 135 to St. Joan of Arc Catholic HS – 30 minutes
  • First Student 131 to Innisdale SS – 15 minutes
  • Sinton F281 to Alternative Secondary School – Barrie Young Parents Program, Alternative Secondary School – Barrie Young Parents Program (PM), Alternative Secondary School – Central Barrie Campus, Innisdale S.S – 25 minutes
  • Parkview 227 to Alternative Secondary School – Orillia Campus, Twin Lakes SS -20 minutes

Cancelled

  • All school buses and vans in the West Weather Zone of Simcoe County (Collingwood, Stayner, WasagaBeach) have been cancelled due to significant amounts of snowfall and current road and visibility conditions

CLOSURES & CANCELLATIONS

  • Simcoe County Girls Basketball championship tournament to be held at Georgian Bay District Secondary School and North Simcoe Sports and Rec Centre in Midland has been cancelled again for today
  • Canadian Forces Base Borden is currently at reduced manning due to hazardous road conditions and snow accumulation. All non-essential base employees are asked to report to work at 10 a.m.

WEATHER WARNINGS, WATCHES and ADVISORIES

Squall Warning

  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale

Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Lake effect snow squalls will end early this afternoon.

Additional snowfall amounts up to 10 cm. Radar at 10:30 A.M .shows a few local snow squalls in the vicinity of Collingwood extending southeastward. Local blowing snow is also expected leading to reduced visibilities. Snow squalls are expected to weaken near noon.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

 

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