All bus runs are cancelled for today, Friday, Nov. 17.
School District 28 made the decision “out of caution due to changing weather conditions and freezing rain.”
Officials stipulated that “schools are open, and teachers will be in attendance at schools. Where there is sufficient attendance, regular instruction will take place. However, if all students cannot attend, the regular program will not be offered and students attending will receive instructional support, be offered study sessions, and/or review.”
According to Environment Canada, there should be little chance of precipitation now until daytime hours on Sunday (subject to change) but there will be consistent warm temperatures (daytime highs of six degrees, lows of one degree overnight), putting snow-melt onto road surfaces. In shadowed or low-laying areas, bridge decks, and other temperature-affected areas there could be frozen conditions that might cause slippage of tires. Caution while driving is strongly encouraged.
Overnight Sunday the temperature is expected to drop to about minus-8 degrees, which will trigger slippery sections throughout the region.