Greater Victoria schools are in session on Monday, Jan. 13. (Unsplash)

Snow cancels school in Cowichan

Other Island schools in session despite up to 15 centimetres of snow in parts of the Island

Up to 15 centimetres of snow have fallen on parts of the Vancouver Island resulting in school closures in the Cowichan District.

“WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Due to the adverse and icy winter weather and winter driving conditions throughout the Cowichan Valley, all schools in the Cowichan Valley School District will be CLOSED today, Monday, January 13, 2020. #sd79learn” a post states this morning on Twitter.

Meanwhile, schools in all three Greater Victoria school districts are open today, along with Nanaimo, Campbell River and Qualicum, according to statements released by those districts.

Buses in open districts are expected to be operating on their regular schedules and routes. Parents and students are cautioned to walk carefully on icy and slippery roads.

At the time of this posting, no announcements had been made for the the Alberni and Comox Valley Districts.

Environment Canada reports a snowfall warning in effect for Malahat Highway – Goldstream to Mill Bay, with 5 to 15 centimetres of snowfall accumulation today.

READ ALSO: BC Ferries cancels all remaining Sunday sailings between Greater Victoria and Metro Vancouver

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