Many kids in southern Manitoba are in store for yet another day off due to difficult weather.
A Colorado low lived up to its hype over the weekend, bringing snow, ice pellets, and torrential rain to parts of the province. Overland flooding and washed-out roads have hit many rural areas hard.
That's forced several school divisions to cancel bus routes or close schools altogether. To see the current and updated list of closures and cancellations go to our Road Reports and Cancellations page.
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Among the closures announced Sunday evening, are schools in Border Land School Division's western region. The division says that many homes and roads have been impacted by flooding. The closures include Roseau Valley, Emerson, Blue Clay, Ridgeville, Glenway, Green Ridge, Gretna, Horizon, Ecole Elmwood, Ecole West Park, Ecole Parkside, W. C. Miller Collegiate, RAEC and Rosenfeld Schools. An announcement from the division asks teaching staff and 12-month employees to communicate with their supervisor and report work when safe to do so. Support staff should remain home.
Other school closures include:
Garden Valley School Division - all schools closed
Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna - classes cancelled
Pine Creek School Division - schools closed, will continue with remote learning
Prairie Crossroads school - classes cancelled
Western School Division - all schools closed
Some divisions have also been forced to cancel busses due to icy roads or roads washed out from flooding. Those closures on Monday evening include the Portage la Priairie School Division. That division will not be running any transportation, including city routes and shuttles.
Prairie Rose School Division has also cancelled all transportation for Monday and says it expects a difficult week for many routes. The division says that drivers will be in contact with people on their routes to discuss changes and plans for the week.
To see the current and updated list of closures and cancellations go to our Road Reports and Cancellations page.