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

Greater Victoria schools in session despite snow

Up to 15 centimetres of snow but no cancelled classes in the region’s school districts

Up to 15 centimetres of snow has fallen on parts of Greater Victoria but so far, the region’s schools are still in session.

Schools in the Greater Victoria School District (SD61) are open today, with all buses running.

All schools in the Saanich School District (SD63) are open, according to the District’s website. Buses will be operating on their regular schedules and routes. Parents and students are cautioned to walk carefully on icy and slippery roads.

“Please wear proper footwear and be aware of your surroundings.”

Schools in Sooke School District (SD62) are also open.

Greater Victoria’s post-secondary institutions are also open today. Royal Roads University says its parking lots are plowed and reminds students to use extra caution walking on campus.

Both of Camosun College’s campuses are open today, with day and evening classes running as planned at the institution’s Lansdowne and Interurban campuses.

Camosun College says it considers a series of factors when determining if classes will be cancelled during severe weather, including whether buses are running, the conditions of main roads, police recommendations and ongoing weather predictions.

“We know that not everyone lives where the roads are clear and that buses run slow in inclement weather,” the school’s website states. “Our best advice is to first and foremost look after yourself and be safe.”

Classes are also running at the University of Victoria.

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



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