SCHOOL BUS CANCELLATION INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF STORY
With winter’s coldest grasp on Saskatchewan yet, Extreme Cold Warnings have now been issued for much of the province.
Environment Canada issued the warnings Monday afternoon, with wind chills expected to dip below minus 40 through Wednesday in Regina and Moose Jaw along with many other communities in Saskatchewan.
Places affected by the warning include Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Swift Current, The Battlefords and Prince Albert as well as all areas immediately surrounding those communities.
The weather office says an arctic high pressure ridge will produce extreme wind chills of -40 or colder.
A fast moving weather system will bring milder air into the area Wednesday afternoon and evening, however it will be accompanied by light snow and blowing snow.
More extreme cold conditions are likely in the wake of this system on Thursday morning.
In Regina, anyone in need of a warm, safe place to stay, or who encounters someone in need of help, contact Mobile Crisis Services: 306-757-0127.
SCHOOL BUS CANCELLATIONS:
- School buses have been cancelled in the Regina weather tower area for Prairie Valley School Division. Busing is cancelled but schools remain open in Balgonie, Bethune, Edenwold, Grand Coulee, Lumsden, Milestone, Pense, Pilot Butte, Regina, Regina Beach and White City. Buses will be operating in the rest of the school division.
- Regina Public and Catholic schools also forced to cancel all transportation Wednesday morning. However, schools remain open.
- Peepeekisis School Division also has no buses, but the school will remain open.
- Standing Buffalo School reports no school buses Wednesday morning, but the school will be open.
- Piapot School will be closed Wednesday
A warm up is expected for Regina heading into next week.