Thames Valley schools are back online, Catholic school lessons canceled due to winter storm warning

Students in the Thames Valley District School Board will transition to online learning as Environment Canada calls for wintry weather today. The London Catholic District School Board has told pupils to work independently on schoolwork today.

Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services says all school vehicles are canceled for the day in London and Elgin, Oxford and Middlesex counties.

Thames Valley students should log on to remote learning today. People attending schools in the London Catholic District School Board are “encouraged to take the opportunity to complete work or assignments in progress; or to prepare for upcoming assignments, quizzes or tests,” the board said. in a press release.

The cancellations were announced as Environment Canada calls for “messy” winter weather, including freezing rain and snow, which triggered a winter storm warning.

The weather agency said it expected freezing rain mixed with sleet on Thursday morning and afternoon, with up to 5mm of ice accumulation. This will turn into heavy snow Thursday afternoon and evening, with as much as 20cm of snow expected.

“A low pressure system is expected to track northeast over Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on Thursday evening bringing a disorderly mix of winter precipitation to southern Ontario,” Environment Canada said.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, sidewalks and parking lots can become difficult to navigate due to snow accumulation. Visibility will suddenly be reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. such as highways, roads, sidewalks and parking lots can become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Ice buildup can break tree branches.

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