School back on in Kamloops

After nearly 40 cm of snow schools are finally set to reopen Wednesday, Jan. 7.

KAMLOOPS - In case there was any doubt in your mind, yes schools are set to reopen in School District 73 Wednesday after two snow days in a row.

Students have been out of school since Dec. 19 when winter break began. Schools were ready to reopen Monday, Jan. 5 but Mother Nature had other ideas. With nearly constant snow fall Sunday the district was forced to make a last minute decision to cancel school Monday.

On Monday, when clearing crews were unable to catch up with the nearly 40 cm of snow dumped on Kamloops over the course of the two-day storm, the district decided to again close schools for a snow day on Tuesday.

Many side streets are still not cleared in Kamloops but crews have begun working on the secondary streets. Roadways are narrower than usual and many sidewalks have not been cleared, so Supt. Karl de Bruijn is asking parents encourage their children to walk or take the bus to prevent congestion or other safety hazards by the schools.

Also remember to send your kids in proper snow gear, more than a foot of snow is on the ground in most areas.

Temperatures are expected to be just above 0 Celsius with cloud cover for the next few days.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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