Thursday, December 5, 2013

Travel Safe

The Ministry of Transportation is reporting all roads in northwestern Ontario, including those in the Rainy River district, to be snow covered with poor visibility resulting from blow snow.

Conditions are same on the highways in Koochiching County.

If you have to drive today, do so with extreme caution and adjust you speed to the road conditions.

Snow Day In Borderland

Residents across the borderland are pulling out the shovels, plows and snow blowers again for the second time in a matter of days.

The National Weather Service of Duluth reports the International Falls and Fort Frances regions received as much as 9 inches or 20 centimetres of snow as a result of a storm that passed through the area yesterday.

That brings the total snowfall in past couple of days to almost 16 inches or 40 centimetres.

The snow has forced several school buses in the region to cancel there runs today, some making the announcement late last night.

Schools are open but those in the International Falls are being delayed by at least two hours.

The Fort Frances Nursery School is shutting down for the day.

Ontario Court in Rainy Riveris also cancelled

Bus Cancelations For Thursday December 5

Here is a list of all bus cancellations in the Rainy River district

All Atikokan Iron Range buses

Jack Medwechuck 's JM 240 route - Morson to Rainy River

Murray MacDonald MM230

Northwest Bay Elementary and High School buses

The Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start bus is cancelled

Dimit Bus Lines route DB100, DB101, DB102, DB103, DB104, DB105, DB106, DB107, DB 108, DB 109, DB110, DB111, DB112,

Shane McDonald's SM235

MN250,  driven by Darryl Dyck

MN251, driven by Maury Nielson

Big Island Elementary bus to McCrossen-Tovell

All Iron Range Fort Frances buses.

Jodi Goliquer's Big Grassy/Rainy River high school bus.

All school buses leaving Seine River, going to Mine Centre and Fort France'

Red Gut First Nation buses to Mine Centre and Fort Frances 

All Rainy River First Nations buses

Bruce Nielson, BN245

Keith Jolicoeur - KJ220

Stanjokoming First Nation bus driven Brian Wayash

Bob Johnson's BJ 215 and B216

Bill Romyn BR260

Greg Ferris, GF200

ISB 361 in International Falls - their buses are running, but running two hours later.  Classes are running two hours late.

Watch for changes during the morning