Schools close across Vancouver Island due to snow
Schools across Vancouver Island have closed Thursday due to snow.
The following school districts have called snow days, largely due to poor driving conditions:
- Greater Victoria School District
- Saanich School District
- Sooke School District
- Nanaimo/Ladysmith School District
- Qualicum School District
- Alberni School District
- Comox Valley School District
- Campbell River School District
- Cowichan Valley School District
The University of Victoria, Camsun College, and Vancouver Island University have also closed their campuses Thursday due to snowfall.
While most students in B.C.'s K-12 system were not slated to return to school until Jan. 10, Thursday's closures do impact children of essential workers and student with complex needs, who resumed school earlier this week.
As of Thursday morning, some weather warnings remained in areas of Vancouver Island, including East and Inland Vancouver Island, as well as the Malahat highway.
Environment Canada says small amounts of snow up to two centimetres, and freezing rain, pose risks in these regions Thursday.
Jan. 6, 2022 (CTV News)