Up to 15 centimetres of snow has fallen on parts of Greater Victoria but so far, the region’s schools are still in session.
Schools in the Greater Victoria School District (SD61) are open today, with all buses running.
CLASSES TODAY – All schools in the Greater Victoria School District are OPEN today (Jan. 13th, 2020). Buses are running. Please dress warmly and use extra precautions when traveling to and from school. #yyj #sd61learn pic.twitter.com/xqcUxNmZGa
— Greater Victoria SD (@sd61schools) January 13, 2020
All schools in the Saanich School District (SD63) are open, according to the District’s website. Buses will be operating on their regular schedules and routes. Parents and students are cautioned to walk carefully on icy and slippery roads.
“Please wear proper footwear and be aware of your surroundings.”
Schools in Sooke School District (SD62) are also open.
All schools are open today! Buses are running but there may be delays in some areas. Please use caution and get to school safely! #SD62
— School District #62 (@SD62_Sooke) January 13, 2020
Greater Victoria’s post-secondary institutions are also open today. Royal Roads University says its parking lots are plowed and reminds students to use extra caution walking on campus.
Both of Camosun College’s campuses are open today, with day and evening classes running as planned at the institution’s Lansdowne and Interurban campuses.
Camosun College says it considers a series of factors when determining if classes will be cancelled during severe weather, including whether buses are running, the conditions of main roads, police recommendations and ongoing weather predictions.
“We know that not everyone lives where the roads are clear and that buses run slow in inclement weather,” the school’s website states. “Our best advice is to first and foremost look after yourself and be safe.”
Classes are also running at the University of Victoria.
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