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School buses cancelled in Simcoe County and other things you need to know

Windy night leaves its mark
school bus cancellations 2016

Update 7:38 a.m.:

Hydro One urges everyone to take extra precaution near fallen power lines. Report any downed lines by calling 1-800-434-1234.


Update 7:32 a.m.:

Due to snow day, Grad Photos that should have taken place today at St. Joseph's Catholic Hgh School have been moved to Mon. Jan. 16. Confirmation email sent to affected students.


Update 7:26 a.m.:

The Personal Support Worker info session at North Simcoe Learning Centre has been rescheduled due to weather and road conditions.


Update 7:10 a.m.:

Go Transit's Service At-A-glance reporting all Barrie trains on time.


Update 6:55 a.m.:

Environment Canada reporting 10 cm of snow fell in Shanty Bay yesterday, 16 cm in Orillia, 10 cm in Midland, 15 cm in Coldwater, Muskoka 16 cm and Haliburton 10 cm. 

Peak wind gusts in our region overnight according to EC were Borden at 91 km/h and Lagoon City at 85 km/h.


Update 6:42 a.m.:

Toronto Pearson says some flight delays and cancellations are possible. Check your flight status with your airline or go to 

Hardwood Ski and Bike tweeted 'Crazy windy last night. Trees and debris down on trail. We will be cleaning up for most of the day. Open for skiing, but no grooming yet.'


All school buses and vans in Simcoe County are cancelled due to icy road conditions and fallen debris on roads due to high winds.

Schools are open for student learning.

Buses in Dufferin County are cancelled today due to road and weather conditions. Schools are open.

All buses to Honey Harbour Public School are cancelled.

All busing in every corridor of Nipissing and Parry Sound is cancelled today due to expected heavy snow fall, squalls and accumulation.

All buses to schools in City of Kawartha Lakes for Trillium Lakelands District School Board have been cancelled.

All buses to schools in Haliburton for Trillium Lakelands District School Board have been cancelled.


OPP are warning that conditions are right for black ice following a wild mix of windy weather.

Snow yesterday, rain last night and strong winds have left roads slick in some areas and partly snow or ice covered in others.

Winds knocked down trees on hydro lines causing some outages.

Hydro One reporting 59,000 customers without power this morning and InnPower says power has been restored to the majority of customers affected by overnight outages.


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