Sunshine Coast District 46 schools are starting an hour and a half late Friday, Dec. 2 because of snowy conditions.
"The snow is causing unsafe road conditions for our school buses, staff and family vehicles during the morning commute all along the Sunshine Coast," said the notice. "The weather forecast indicates an improvement in conditions in the later morning."
"We will, therefore, delay the start of school by 1.5 hours from your school’s typical bell schedule."
Some school bus routes have been affected by the weather and will not be running the morning pick-up nor afternoon drop-off. Affected routes include: Halfmoon Bay, Upper Roberts Creek, Sandy Hook, Tuwanek, Pender Harbour, and Langdale. In an update on the school district's Facebook page, it said all other routes are running.
BC Transit sent out an alert shortly after 8 a.m. that its Route 4 (Halfmoon Bay) was closed until further notice because of winter conditions. Just before 10 a.m., the route resumed service.
Evening commute may be affected
An Environment Canada special weather statement for the Sunshine Coast predicts two to five centimetres of accumulated snow Friday – with possibly more locally.
The alert warns that the weather may affect the evening commute. Slippery conditions are predicted because of snow and near zero temperatures.