Parents urged to keep ear out for school closures, bus cancellations
With Old Man Winter expected to wallop the GTA with upwards of 25 cm of snow overnight and into tomorrow, both Toronto school boards are urging parents to keep a close eye out Friday morning for notice of possible snow day bus cancellations and/or school closures.
Both the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) will decide by Friday at 6 a.m. whether or not to cancel buses – a decision that will then be sent out to all media outlets in Toronto.
TCDSB parents are also encouraged to follow @TCDSB on Twitter, visit the board website at www.tcdsb.org, or call the TCDSB’s 24-hour telephone information line at 416-222-8282 ext. 2873 for updates.
Likewise, parents of children attending TDSB schools are urged to follow @TDSB on Twitter, or go to the board website at www.tdsb.org for updates.
According to Environment Canada, the heaviest snow is set to fall during Friday morning’s rush hour and is expected to continue well into Friday, with many parts of southern and eastern Ontario receiving anywhere from 15 to 25 cm of snow as a result of the storm before it ends Friday night.
“Traveling conditions will deteriorate and become hazardous in the snow and blowing snow tonight and Friday,” Environment Canada officials said in a weather warning issued this morning. “There may be a significant impact on the commute to work on Friday morning and possibly Friday afternoon in heavy snow and blowing snow.”
All drivers are urged be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and to take necessary safety precautions.
– Cynthia Reason