School bus drivers are paying close attention to weather conditions, as a winter storm system moves into the district. Environment Canada issued a weather alert earlier today.

It called for blowing snow, with the temperature climbing towards the freezing point by morning. Students and parents have the option to register for automated alerts, in order to get the latest information.

At 2:40 p.m., Environment Canada issued an update on their special weather statement for:

Kenora - Grassy Narrows - Whitedog Sioux Narrows - Nestor Falls - Morson

The statement called for significant snowfall overnight into Monday, as a developing low pressure system is expected to track over northwestern Ontario on Monday. Snow with this system will begin this evening and become heavier overnight, the forecast continued.

According to forecasters, snow will continue for much of the day Monday, before ending Monday evening. The total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible, by the time the snow ends Monday evening. The worst conditions are most likely Monday morning. Snowfall rates of several centimetres per hour are possible.

For more information:

Five-day forecast

School bus updates

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