It’s officially a snow day in Burnaby.
Kids will rejoice, but parents will groan after the Burnaby School District announced it was closing all of its public schools today (Wednesday) due to heavy snowfall.
“Due to weather conditions, all schools in the District are CLOSED for instruction,” read a tweet by the Burnaby School District. “This decision was made after careful consideration of all of the circumstances.”
Parents will now have to find emergency child-care options, but the school district looked at the safety risks faced by staff, students and staff.
The schools remained opened on Monday and Tuesday, but with more snowfall happening overnight and temperatures continuing to drop, road conditions are not good in Burnaby, especially at higher elevations.
This follows both SFU and BCIT announcing early this morning (Wednesday) that their Burnaby campuses are closed for the day, with things not looking great for Thursday either.
SFU is not really a surprise because the roads leading up and down Burnaby Mountain are treacherous when it’s this cold and snowy. TransLink’s buses have been using snow socks, but are still struggling to get up and down the mountain. SFU said another announcement about Thursday classes will be made at around 6 a.m. that morning.
BCIT announced its closure via Twitter due to “severe weather conditions.”