(Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Extreme winter weather leads to Monday school and bus route closures

BC Transit, School District 82 and Coast Mountain College all announced closures

Bus routes and classes are cancelled due to extreme winter weather in Terrace that has seen 40 cm of snow fall in the last 24 hours with more snow to come throughout the day on Monday.

BC Transit suspended Monday’s service to routes in Terrace Regional Transit System in KitsumKalum, Queensway, Gitaus, New Remo and Thornhill.

BC Transit said they will be re-evaluating the suspension at 11 a.m. and will post updates at that time.

The public are reminded to check www.drivebc.ca for highway road conditions before travelling.

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CMTN class cancellations

Students and staff are advised not to attend classes at the Terrace and Hazelton campuses at Coast Mountain College.

The weather “has created a challenge for college work crews to keep up with snow removal at the Terrace campus and created some unsafe road conditions,” stated CMNT’s press release.

Updates will be posted to CMTN’s official Facebook page, and on the CMTN web page.

“Safety is our top priority and we want the crews we have on site to be able to get on top of the snow removal situation to ensure when classes resume we have a safe environment for staff and students to return to,” said acting president, Justin Kohlman.

SD82 cancellations

All Terrace and Kitimat Schools within Coast Mountains School District 82 will be closed Monday due to the unsafe conditions of the highways, side roads and sidewalks resulting from the extreme weather within the area.

Bear Valley School and the Hazelton and Kitwanga schools will be open to receive students and bus routes will be operating as scheduled.

“Parents and guardians are asked to contact their school principal should they have questions or require additional information. District staff are expected to report to work, however, should staff be unable to make it to work or feel unsafe, they are to contact their school principal or vice principal,” stated SD82’s release.

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