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Bus and School Cancellations - Severe Weather Conditions

1. Bus cance​​llations

During the school year there may be times when school bus transportation is cancelled due to inclement weather or poor driving conditions, but schools will remain open.

School bus transportation for all school divisions in the City of Winnipeg is cancelled when the wind chill reaches -45°C by 6:15 a.m. based on the 6:00 a.m. Environment Canada readings at the Forks, Winnipeg. The temperature readings can be found at the Environment Canada website (click here​ for latest readings at The Forks). When bus transportation is cancelled in the morning, it will not resume later in the day even if weather conditions improve.

All major Winnipeg media outlets are contacted in the early morning and are asked that they broadcast and/or post bus cancellation information.

2. Severe Weather Cond​itions

Severe weather conditions and poor roads may extend the running time of some buses, resulting in late arrival and departure.

Parents/guardians should make sure that children are suitably clothed until picked up and that they have a place to go in the event the bus does not arrive. Parents/guardians must also ensure that children have a place to go after the return trip.​ ​​​​


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