Schools closed in metro St. John's region due to snow
With a snowfall warning in effect for the metro St. John's region, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has decided to shut down schools.
According to Environment Canada, the region can expect to see 15-20 cenimetres of snow between Wednesday morning and evening. That comes after heavy rain on Tuesday, which put a dent in the snow that's fallen throughout February.
The decision to close schools came at 6 a.m., before any snow was falling. It includes schools in St. John's, Paradise, Mount Pearl, Conception Bay South, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Torbay and Pouch Cove. L'École Rocher-du-Nord is also closed, as is St. Bon's. Schools in Holyrood and Conception Bay North are also closed for the day.
While Memorial University and associated organizations were open for the morning, a decision was made to close in the afternoon. That affects Memorial's main campus, the Marine Institute, the Signal Hill campus and the child-care centre.
Public libraries in St. John's also announced they would shut down at 12:30 p.m.