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Some Manitoba schools close amid blowing snow advisories

Friday, January 21st 2022, 9:05 am - Hazardous road conditions also prompt bus cancellations

Snowy conditions have again forced some schools to cancel in-school classes Friday.

The following school divisions have closed schools and cancelled buses due to hazardous road conditions:

  • Evergreen School Division.
  • Lord Selkirk School Division.
  • Sunrise School Division.
  • Seine River School Division.
  • Evergreen School Division.
  • Border Land School Division.
  • Hanover School Division.
  • Red River Valley School Division.
  • Prairie Rose School Division.
  • Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg has cancelled buses, and Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna has cancelled classes for the day.

Manitoba blowing snow. January 21, 2022


RELATED: Blowing snow causes poor visibility, closing some southern Manitoba highways


Brandon School Division says its schools are open but buses are not running outside the city of Brandon due to poor road conditions in rural areas. Buses will be running within the city. The division says attendance at schools is at parental discretion where travel is required.

Environment Canada has issued blowing snow advisories through central parts of southern Manitoba.

Poor visibility and blowing snow is expected as a fast-moving low pressure system is expected to bring wind gusts between 50 and 80 kilometres per hour, with four to eight centimetres of snow expected through the day.

Several divisions have closed schools in recent days amid extreme cold and winter storm warnings.

This article was originally published to CBC News.

Thumbnail credit: Chris D./Submitted via The Weather Network

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