Schools in PEC closed due to snow squall warnings

Cold Weather
Picton

Three schools in Prince Edward County closed today due to a snow squall warning issued by Environment Canada.

“A snow squall over Lake Ontario is shifting slightly northward this morning, and is expected to affect the southern portion of the region today. The most impacted area is expected to be south of Wellington and Picton. Visibilities near zero in blowing snow are likely due to strong westerly winds gusting to 70 km/h. Additional snowfall amounts near 10 cm are possible today.” – Environment Canada, 10:12 a.m. January 31, 2019

The affected schools were:

  • Athol-South Marysburgh Public School
  • C.M.L. Snider School
  • Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

Parents/guardians were called and asked to pick up their children. School staff remained on-site until all students were picked up.

Sophaisburgh and Kente remained open.