Some Avalon area schools closing early due to pending winter storm

Published on January 18, 2016

Some schools on the southern Avalon have closed or are closing for the afternoon due to the winter storm approaching, which is expected to dump 15 to 20 cm on the region by tonight.

On the Southern Shore and Placentia region, the following school announcements are on the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District website:

DUNNE MEMORIAL ACADEMY SCHOOL SYSTEM

Dunne Memorial Academy

School closed for the afternoon.

Note: Due to impending weather, all students will be dismissed at 12 p.m.

FATIMA ACADEMY SCHOOL SYSTEM

Fatima Academy

School closed for the afternoon.

Note: Students dismissed at 12 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

FERRYLAND SCHOOL SYSTEM

Baltimore School

School closed for the afternoon.

Note: School will close at 11:55 a.m. and buses will depart the school at 12:05 p.m.. There will be no Kindergarten classes today.

HOLY NAME OF MARY ACADEMY

Holy Name of Mary Academy

School closed for the afternoon.

Note: Due to deteriorating weather.

LAMALINE SCHOOL SYSTEM

St. Joseph's Academy

School closed for the afternoon.

MOBILE SCHOOL SYSTEM

Mobile Central High School

Note: School will close at 12:15 p.m. due to impending weather.

St. Bernard's Primary

Note: School will close at 12:30 p.m. due to impending weather. There will be no Kindergarten this afternoon

PLACENTIA SCHOOL SYSTEM

Laval High School

School closed for the afternoon.

Note: Closing at 1 p.m. due to impending weather and road conditions.

St. Annes Academy

School closed for the afternoon.

Note: Closing at 1 pm due to impending weather and road conditions. No school for afternoon kindergartens.

ST. CATHERINES ACADEMY SCHOOL SYSTEM

St. Catherine's Academy

School closed for the afternoon.

Note: Students will be dismissed at 12 noon.

ST. LAWRENCE ACADEMY

St. Lawrence Academy

School closed for the afternoon.

TREPASSEY SCHOOL SYSTEM

Stella Maris Academy

School closed for the afternoon.

The full Newfoundland and Labrador English School District school report can be found online at https://www.nlesd.ca/statuscentral/statuscentral.jsp

Environment Canada has a snowfall warning in effect for St. John's-metro and the entire Avalon region.

It says heavy snow will begin later this afternoon into tonight as another intense winter storm is forecast to track southeast of the Avalon Peninsula.

Snow, associated with this system is forecast to develop over the south coast early this afternoon and then spread rapidly northeastward through the remainder of the day. Total snowfall accumulations are now forecast in the 15 to 20 cm range over the Avalon Peninsula with lesser amounts expected over immediately adjacent regions.

The weather office says the snow will quickly taper to a few flurries overnight tonight as the storm system rapidly tracks out to sea.

 

"Model guidance continues to differ on the exact track of this system, and the possibility remains that heavier than expected snowfall amounts could occur. Environment Canada Meteorologists will continue to monitor the development of this storm system and provide further updates as required."

Environment Canada is warning motorists to be prepared to adjust your driving habits with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.