Prince Edward Island Schools on one-hour delay

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Francine Giroux, left, and Ron Quesnel clean off their car in the Atlantic Superstore parking lot in Charlottetown before venturing back to their home downtown during Sunday’s winter blast. Guardian photo by Mitch MacDonald

Prince Edward Island schoolchildren can sleep in this morning -- but just for an hour.

Schools in the French and English school boards will be operating this morning, but on a one-hour delay as crews clear roads from Sunday's snow storm. 

Northumberland Ferries' first crossing of the morning is cancelled and service is suspended until further notice.

The roads are passable but drivers are urged to use caution. 

The Environment Canada Weather Office is forecasting flurries for Prince Edward Island this morning wiht a risk of freezing drizzle early this morning in the amount of 5 cm.

Islanders should expect local blowing snow with winds from the north at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. Wind will change and come from the west near noon, at 40 km/h gusting to 60. We'll be back to cooler temperatures then too, with a forecast of -7C.

Organizations: Prince Edward Island Schools, English school

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island

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  • don
    December 16, 2013 - 10:44

    what group of patents allowed the schools to open on PEI? now they are closing at noon. shame on this patronage board for putting our kids in danger. if any child gets hurt due to not thinking you should be held responsible.

    • ??
      December 16, 2013 - 14:17

      What are patents? The quick summary of school closing decisions: Damned if you and damned if you don't. It has nothing to do with patronage. From the inane blabbering and terrible punctuation on here, it is quite obvious that kids (and adults) need all the education that they can get!

  • peiguy
    December 16, 2013 - 08:51

    A big call-out to the amazing Transportation dept snow removal team for a great job during and following this latest snow fall. As well we need to recognize the Bus drivers who will keep our children safe. this winter.

    • Taxpayer
      December 16, 2013 - 19:22

      Yes, a well deserved thank you to the Government employees of the Province who keep us safe year to year and a reminder that this is only two areas of the Civil Service that we as taxpayers benefit from. Now only if the Ghiz Government would recognize this and leave their pensions intact rather than reducing them!